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Citations: MLA Style

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:
Correctly construct citations in the MLA format
Use the proper format for in-text citations within your final product
Correctly build a Works Cited page for your research

Citations: MLA Style

Tips for Viewing and Using the Tutorials

How to view the tutorials

Click each item's “Access” button to open and view it in a new window. If you are off-campus, you will be taken to the CCAC login page to sign in.

Access tutorial button

How to navigate the tutorials

Tutorials will have navigation links across the top that you will use to advance through the pages. They will look similar to this:

After completing the tutorial, close the browser tab or window to return back to this page.

MLA Intro

MLAMLA style, developed by the Modern Language Association, is used for English, foreign languages and general topics. MLA requires parenthetical citations within the text and a corresponding bibliography or works cited list at the end of the paper.

Copies of the MLA Handbook may be obtained through the campus libraries, check the library catalog for availability.


Access Video: MLA 9th Edition

Access Tutorial: MLA 9th Edition

MLA Handouts

View our concise MLA Style handout (PDF) and the guide to citing in-text (PDF). 

MLA Guide
MLA in text citing

Citation Tools

Many of the Library Databases provide Citation assistance for the articles.  In the Tools area located on the Detailed Record page and the Article page, look for features like "Cite" or "Cite Now!

Do a final check to make certain that the citation has correct formatting, punctuation and content!

NoodleTools is an online tool for creating works cited lists. Use it with MLA, APA, or Chicago styles. It helps you create your citations, and generates your bibliography. Create folders and store citations for multiple projects.

CCAC provides NoodleTools to current students, faculty and staff. Email if you have any questions. Show me how

MLA Style - Excelsior Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Includes resources to help you learn about formatting Works Cited lists, writing in-text citations, following MLA format and more.

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