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Citation Styles: MLA

MLA Style

The MLA style was developed by the Modern Language Association and is especially popular in language and literary studies. MLA style uses brief parenthetical citations in the text which refer to an alphabetical list of works cited at the end of a paper.


MLA Style Online

The MLA Style Center website provides useful resources including notices on recent updates and sample papers.

Citation Help

The Monmouth University Writing Center provides style sheets for writing, grammar, citing literature, and the writing process on it's Resources for Writers page. You can also make an appointment with the writing center for one-on-one help with your writing projects.

OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab 

This handy guide provides reference and instruction on conducting research, preventing plagiarism and use of APA, MLA and Chicago Style citations.

Understanding MLA Style

Citation Tools


This research platform offers tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving/annotation and collaborative research and writing. You will need to create a personal account to save your work. 


This platform offers tools that assist with collecting, organizing and citing research as well as for collaborative research and writing. You will need to create a personal account to save your work.