Answered By: Erin Mooney
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2015     Views: 82

MLA format is commonly used in the humanities. It involves the use of parenthetical in-text citations, which means that the citation information is within parentheses beside the quoted or paraphrased information. 

You can get help with MLA from the following:

  1. The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers a useful and comprehensive guide to citing different types of sources in MLA format.
  2. The complete MLA 2009 style guide is at the Library Service Desk under this call number:
    REF-DESK LB2369 .G53 2009
  3. You can copy and paste a reference cited in MLA style directly from many of the library databases and from Google Scholar.
  4. You can also use a citation manager software, like EasyBib, Zotero, or EndNote.


Thanks go to the Portland State University Library for sharing their Library DIY idea with us!

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