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SPA258 Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies

Citing Sources in the MLA Style

MLA Handbook. 8th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2016.

The Handbook is not only limited to the mechanics of incoporating the MLA style into research papers. It also contains useful advice on avoiding plagiarism and the importance of correctly documenting cited sources. Eighth edition.

Russell, Tony, et al. “MLA Formatting and Style Guide.” The Purdue OWL, 2 Aug. 2016. Accessed 31 Oct. 2017.

Offers extensive introduction to the nine core principles of citing various types of sources in the MLA style, illustrated with many helpful examples. This resource also includes examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations and the Works Cited page.

Modern Language Association. “Sample Papers in MLA Style.” The MLA Style Centre: With Resources from the Modern Language Association. Accessed 17 Sept. 2018.

Includes two sample research papers with in-text citations and a works cited list of sources. The papers also demonstrate the formatting of the margins, line spacing, and other physical attributes of a printed paper.

Research Handbook

Brookbank, Elizabeth, and H. Faye Christenberry. MLA Guide to Undergraduate Research in Literature. Modern Language Association of America, 2019.

Written by two experienced librarians, the guide focuses on research in literature, identifying relevant databases and research guides and explaining different types of sources and the role each plays in researching and writing about a literary text. It also contains useful information for any student researcher, describing strategies for searching the Web to find the most useful material and offering guidance on organizing research and documenting sources with MLA style.

created by: Colin Deinhardt | updated: 13 January 2020