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MLA Help: Home

Do you need to write a paper or cite some sources in MLA style? Don't panic! This page will guide you through.


Getting started

If you still need further help after looking through this guide (don't forget to check out the tabs about doing your in-text citations and your Works Cited page, up above ↑), you have options!

Feel free to visit the library or to get in touch with us for individualized help! Chat, email, and phone information is in the box on the far right. →

Check out the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab), a great resource for all things MLA! There is also a sample paper to view. 

You can also check out the MLA Style Center for additional information. 

MLA Handbook

We have multiple copies of the MLA Handbook available in the library if you'd like to look at it for more details.

Just need to cite?

If you don't need to do a whole paper in MLA style, and just need to know how to cite your sources, check out this handout about building your Works Cited page. It includes the basics on how to build citations for books, articles, and websites, as well as a sample Works Cited page.

If you need more in-depth help on how to build your citations, check out the Works Cited tab above. If you need help creating citations in the body of your paper, see the In-Text Citations tab above.