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MLA Style

If you are taking an English, literature or communications class at CCBC, you will be required to format your essays and bibliographies in MLA Style. This is a standard set of writing conventions, including spelling, punctuation, page formatting and content organization approved by the Modern Language Association (MLA).  Writers and researchers who wish to publish their work in scholarly journals in the Humanities are required to follow this set of rules, to facilitate communication. 

At the college level, these rules help you organize your thoughts logically and concisely and develop an outline that will make it easier for you to develop a good essay.

The following library handout complies 8th MLA edition rules. Most professors have adapted to the 8th edition; a few may still accept the 7th edition style

At the college level, these rules help you organize your thoughts logically and concisely and develop an outline that will make it easier for you to develop a good essay.

 MLA 8 Quick Guide

Visit the Purdue OWL  - a reliable citation and writing Website

In addition, Valencia College has a very helpful MLA 8 libguide which may be accessed at: http://valenciacollege.edu/library/mla-apa-chicago-guides/default.cfm

The MLA Writing Center has a practice template for MLA 8.  https://style.mla.org/files/2016/04/practice-template.pdf

If you are using Microsoft Word 2016 for your citation creation, the 7th edition is utilized; if MLA 8 is required, students will have to make adjustments.

Citations Tools:
EasyBib: Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Generator
http://www.easybib.com/

Zotero.org

Citation Machine

 

 

 

Recommended Web Sites:

What is MLA Style? (Modern Language Association)
http://www.mla.org/style

Citing tables, images, and other illustrations in MLA Style

https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_tables_figures_and_examples.html

Recommended Videos

Signal Phrases and Parenthetical Citation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbXcA2NzrvE

Blending Quotations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLNlyLala-k

If you still need help, do not hesitate to see the reference librarian or a tutor.