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MLA Citation Style
What is MLA?
- MLA is a citation style used to document the sources in your research paper or project.
- You will cite your sources in text, meaning they appear in parentheses after you have paraphrased or quoted your source.
- You will also cite your sources in your works cited page at the end of your paper.
Why do I have to cite?
- You MUST cite all original work that is not your own. All authors deserve credit for their hard work.
- Not citing original work is called plagiarism, which can result in failing papers and further academic consequences.
Where can I get help?
- Talk to your professor about their citation requirements.
- Set up an appointment with URSA's Writing Center.