Mla (modern language association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities this resource, updated to reflect the mla handbook (8 th ed), offers examples for the general format of mla research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the works cited page. Ite chapter 3 ite study play by giving visual cues to the reader, indenting paragraph text makes a document easier to read two of the most used standards for creating research papers are the modern language association and the american psychological association styles true in writing several different research papers, if you cite.
This workshop will introduce you to the modern language association (mla) style for writing and formatting research papers to get the most out of this workshop, you should begin with the introductory material below, which covers what mla style is, why it is used, and who should apply this style to their work. Research you have done, and the relevance, currency, and reliability of the information you are using modern language association (mla) style is used primarily in literary disciplines this handout describes the main mla documentation requirements, as well as several useful mla stylistic guidelines for formatting your papers. Mla documentation guide the modern language association (mla) is the primary professional association for language and literature scholars its documentation system is commonly used in the fields of english and foreign language and literature, as well as in other disciplines in the humanities.
The new guide to writing research papers part v11:american psychological association retrieved may 1, 2006, from monroe community college libraries retrieved may 1, 2006, from monroe community college libraries. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated we regret, however, that we cannot answer questions about documentation issues not addressed in the guide to writing research papers this guide to writing research papers has no official relationship with the modern language association and is not endorsed by the mla. It makes available sample papers in all disciplines and lists tips for evaluating sources it gives a complete list of different style manuals and a glossary of research terms _____ mla citation: an introduction to research techniques a guide for writing research papers based on modern language association (mla) documentation arthur c banks library, capital commuinity college, hartford ct.
The modern language association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the mla handbook works are published today in a dizzying range of formats a book, for example, may be read in print, online, or as an e-book—or perhaps listened to in an audio version. Modern language association (mla) format and documentation this handout covers the basics of mla format and the documentation of sources students frequently use for more complete information, refer to the mla handbook for writers of research papers, 7th ed, available in the writing center and at the reserve desk at the chester fritz library. We regret, however, that we cannot answer questions about documentation issues not addressed in the guide to writing research papers this guide to writing research papers has no official relationship with the modern language association and is not endorsed by the mla.