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MLA Style: English and Other Humanities
In academic research papers and in any other writing that borrows information from sources, the borrowed information — quotations, summaries, paraphrases, and any facts or ideas that are not common knowledge — must be clearly documented.

The various academic disciplines use their own editorial styles for citing sources and for listing the works that have been cited. The style described in this section is that of the Modern Language Association (MLA), contained in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 5th ed. (New York: MLA, 1999), which recommends that citations be given in the text of the paper rather than in footnotes or endnotes.

English and Other Humanities
MLA in-text citations
MLA list of works cited
MLA information center
MLA manuscript format
Sample Paper: MLA style
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