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World Languages & Cultures Research Guide

MLA Style Manual

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009.

Call Number LB 2369 .G53 2009

One non-circulating copy in the Reference Collection (1st floor south)

One copy in the Permanent Reserves - availabe at the Reserve Desk on the 1st floor

This handbook is "the association's guide for high school and undergraduate students on the preparation of research papers. It gives step-by-step advice on every aspect of writing papers, from selecting a topic to submitting the completed paper. It provides an authoritative presentation of MLA documentation style for use in student writing".


MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. 3rd ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2008. 

Call Number PN 147 .G444 2008

One non-circulating copy in the Reference Collection (1st floor south)

This manual "is the association's guide for graduate students, scholars, and professional writers. It offers complete guidance on writing and documenting scholarly texts, submitting them for peer review, and preparing them for publication. There is also a chapter that "addresses the special requirements for submitting theses and dissertations".

Online MLA Literary Research Guide

Additional Online Resources for Learning MLA Style

For additional information on citing using MLA style check out these websites:

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OWL - Online Writing Lab
- at Purdue University

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Modern Language Association
- Frequently Asked Questions