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This style guide will help you cite the most common types of materials required in research projects and papers. - Guide by Eliza Selander. Direct comments to

Help with MLA Formatting & Citations


You can always ask a librarian for help, however the following websites may also be of use:

Plagiarism Resources

Don't Plagiarize

The following websites may help you better understand and avoid plagiarism.  Remember that there are serious consequences for plagiarizing.

Two Types of Citations in MLA

In-Text or Parenthetical Citations

In-text citations tell your professor which source you used at a specific point in the paper.
These citations also correspond to the full citation found in the "Works Cited" section at the end of your paper.
Here are four examples of in-text citations:

in text citation example 

Works Cited Citations

The "Works Cited" section includes full citations for all sources used in your paper.

MLA Work Cited example