You may be enrolled in a course in which the instructor has issued an assignment that requires you to write a paper using MLA formatting.
MLA stands for Modern Language Association, and MLA style for documentation is widely used in the humanities, especially in writing on language and literature. The MLA style is a simple style that features brief parenthetical citations in the text keyed to an alphabetical list of works cited that appears at the end of the work.
It is recommended that you visit the Modern Language Association’s website at www.mla.org for current information about the MLA style.
There are specific guidelines that must be followed when citing the resources you have used to complete a paper using the MLA style.
The Maysville Community and Technical College’s Library homepage contains links to various resources that can assist you with formatting your papers and properly citing the sources you have used.
Simply visit Maysville Community and Technical College’s Library homepage located at maysville.kctcs.edu/Academics/Library.aspx and follow the link for MLA & APA Style Guides Help.
Let’s look at some of the additional links on this webpage, under the MLA sub-heading. By selecting the MCTC MLA Examples link with your mouse, you will be directed to a webpage with examples of works cited in the MLA style. For instance, here is an example of the citation for the use of an article in a magazine.
By selecting the Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format link with your mouse, you will be directed to a webpage provided by the Purdue Online Writing Lab. This webpage has a wealth of information about the MLA style, and you can view specific topics by selecting one of the links from the navigation menu shown here.
It is recommended that you take the time and explore the information provided through each of these links on your own. The information will help you find the answers to many of the MLA formatting and citation questions that you may have.
If you would like further assistance and information about the MLA style, ask your instructor or a librarian for help.
We hope that this video has been informative, and helpful to you as a student of Maysville Community and Technical College.