Correct MLA Documentation Style: Creating Proper Parenthetical References and the Works Cited List

Compiled by Waterford Union High School Library Media Center

 

WUHS Handy MLA Style Guide - Featuring New MLA 8th Edition Guidelines!

Link to the Purdue OWl for MLA Citation help

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MLA Guidelines for Print Sources via Purdue Online Writing Lab (Scroll down on OWL page for each source type below):

Books

Articles

An Anthology

A Work in an Anthology

A Government Publication

Other Traditional Information Sources via Purdue Online Writing Lab (Scroll down on OWL page for each source type below):

Personal Interview

Film

Television Program

Photograph, Painting, Sculpture

Song or Album

Films or Movies

MLA Electronic Sources via Purdue Online Writing Lab (Scroll down on OWL page for each source type below):

Entire Website

Page on a Website

An Image Online

Article in a Web Magazine

Article in Online Scholarly Journal

*Article from an Online Database

E-mail

Blog, Listserv, or Discussion Group

Tweet

YouTube Video

Comment on Website or Article

 

In-Text Citations

Formatting short quotations and long quotations

General MLA Paper Format Requirements

Sample MLA Works Cited Page

Sample MLA Formatted Paper

 

 

*These links are provided only as a cursory, general introduction to MLA Citation Style. Examples for standard sources are provided to help students develop understanding as to how to document sources correctly, but for more detailed and thorough explanations as well as more specific examples, consult the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, the eighth edition, available in the WUHS library.

 

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