Modern Language Association (MLA) style is commonly used in Humanities courses, such as English, for citing references in student papers.
The purpose of documentation is to:
This guide is based on the MLA Handbook (7th ed.) that was published in 2009.
The best way to Avoid Plagiarism is to cite your sources.
“Plagiarism: The submission by a student of the writings, ideas or data of another individual as the student’s own in any essay or assignment. Avoid the consequences of plagiarism by giving proper references to your sources.”
The following sections provide you with information and examples to help you cite the sources that you come across during your research.
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