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MLA Style: The Basics

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Sara Beam

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MLA Style: The Basics
Documentation: Works Cited page
Labeled Works Cited at top of last the page

Nine Core Elements:

Use hanging indent and double space all lines
What Is MLA?
MLA stands for Modern Languages Association

MLA Style refers to standard formatting and documentation (or citation and reference note) practices

MLA Style is used in the fields of English Composition, Literature, Humanities, Fine Arts, and more
Your name, your professor's name, the class title, and the date on the 1st four lines of page one

Double-spaced lines and 1 inch margins throughout

A centered title

Your last name and
a page number in
the top right
margin of every page
Documentation: Parenthetical (in-text)
All information and wording from other texts must be documented

Usually two elements: author's last name and page
number, unless name is already mentioned in sentence

Appears at end of sentence in front of period
Dr. Sara Beam
Follow the link above to find an MLA template, citation guides, and examples
Example: (Rodriguez 155).

“Developments in the Law: The Law of Marriage and Family.”
Harvard Law

, vol. 116, no. 7, 2003, pp. 1996­2122.

Image and example from style.mla.org
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