MLA Guidelines

Citing sources isn't difficult, but it does require some attention to detail. This page is full of resources to help you be successful, but if you need assistance, always feel free to contact a librarian. Ms. Freeling is here to help!

MLA General Guidelines

This video gives a brief explanation of how MLA works, but the easiest way to document your sources is using NoodleTools. 

Formatting the first page and the Works Cited page

First page of an MLA formatted paper

Works Cited page of an MLA formatted paper

Adding Parenthetical (in-text) Citation

This tip sheet offers all you need to know about parenthetical (in-text) citations.

MLA Parenthetical Citation Style Guide

This video offers a basic overview of parenthetical, or in-text, citations. For more detailed information and instruction, speak with a librarian or explore the resources below. 


NoodleTools is an amazing resource that will help you document the entire inquiry process. Take notes, create citations and an outline, and export a fully-formatted works cited page.  Visit this page for instructions on how to use NoodleTools.

Additional Resources

NoodleTools EXPRESS

Need a quick citation but want the convenience and assistance that NoodleTools offers? Check out NoodleTools Express. 

MLA Style Center Template

Use this fill-able form from the Modern Language Association (MLA) to create or check your citations! 

OWL Purdue MLA Guide

Use this website for all of your MLA citation questions!