The WNC librarians have compiled this MLA Citation Style Research Guide which provides examples on citing Internet, database, and print sources as well as a sample "Works Cited" page.
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|LB2369||Education & Report Writing|
|PE1408||English Language & Report Writing|
Ballenger, Bruce. The Curious Researcher. New York: Pearson-Longman, 2009.
Print. (LB2369 .B246)
Coyle, William and Joe Law. Research Papers. New York: Pearson-Longman, 2009.
Print. (LB2369 .C65)
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. New York: Modern
Language Association of America, 2009. Print. (LB2369 .M53)
Hacker, Diana. The Bedford Handbook. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2010. Print.
Hacker, Diana. A Writer’s Reference. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2010. Print.
Lester, James D., Sr. and James D. Lester, Jr. Writing Research Papers. New York:
Pearson-Longman, 2010. Print. (LB2369 .L4)
Lunsford, Andrea A. The Everyday Writer. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2009. Print.
Reid, Stephen. Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers. Upper Saddle River:
Prentice Hall, 2011. Print. (PE1408 .R424)
MLA Style and Sample Research Papers. You can find examples of MLA in-text citations, information on how to format a paper, and instructions on compiling a works cited list on this site. This page, from Diana Hacker, also has a sample research paper written in the MLA style.
MLA Formatting and Style Guide. MLA citation style guidelines from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University.
MLA Citation Examples. This site, from the University of Maryland, provides clear and concise guidelines for citing sources in the MLA style.
MLA Citation Style. An excellent overview of the MLA citation style from Cornell University.
MLA Style Aid. A brief tutorial on using the MLA citation style from the Cooperative Library Instruction Project.
MLA Style Citation Guide. A very useful guide to MLA style from the Seattle Central Community College Library.
MLA Tutorial. This self-paced tutorial from Hunter College provides information on formatting your paper, using quotations, in-text citations, and compiling a list of works cited. It also includes exercises on using the MLA style and links to additional resources.
Documention Guidelines for Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism. A comprehensive resource from Duke University Libraries for citing sources using APA, Chicago, MLA, Turabian, and CSE citation styles. This site also includes information on avoiding plagiarism.
Note: Citation generators are not always 100% accurate. Remember to check your citation against other MLA citation style resources listed on this page for the correct formatting and punctuation guidelines.
Citation Machine. This free citation generator will help you compile a citation list in APA, Chicago, Turabian, or MLA styles.
EasyBib. This subscription service allows you to use the MLA style citation generator free of charge. (The APA and Chicago style citation composers are not free.)
KnightCite. A free site from the Hekman Library at Calvin College generates MLA, APA, or Chicago style citations.
NoodleBib Express. This is a free citation generator from NoodleTools. It will help you compose citations in the APA, Chicago, and MLA styles. This is an excellent site for those students who are new to composing citations for a References page.
For a list of other citation generators see the Guide to Free Citation Generators.
Many of the WNC faculty check their students’ papers for plagiarism using a software program called “turnitin.” To find out more information about plagiarism, go to the Plagiarism Research Guide.