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CITING SOURCES RESEARCH GUIDE: MLA

This guide provides information on citing your sources in some of the most commonly used citation formats: APA, MLA, ASA and Chicago.

Current Edition:

NEW for 2016!

MLA - Quick Citing Examples

Quick Citing

Quick citing tools can help you get started, but ALWAYS check the Style Guides for specifics as you are responsible for accurately citing your sources.

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MLA quick cite only.  You must register (free) to quick cite with other styles:

  • First click the blue “Sign up for EasyBib EDU” button on www.easybib.com/register
  • Then enter in the school’s coupon code - UniRichmond210

MLA Citing (McMasters Library)

MLA Core Elements of a Citation

In the new model, the work’s publication format is not considered. Instead of asking, “How do I cite a book [or DVD or Web page]?” the writer creates an entry by consulting the MLA’s list of core elements—facts common to most works—which are assembled in a specific order. The MLA core elements appear below:
[From: MLA Website]

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style Guides