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MLA Overview

This LibGuide is to help you use the Modern Language Association (MLA) style guide, which is frequently used for the humanities including English, history, philosophy, music, and the fine arts.

This guide can help you with the more fundamental tasks including:
1. Works Cited Formats - examples and explanations for citing your sources in the various formats for your Works Cited list
2. Formatting Your Paper - how to set up your paper including the margins, font, and your Works Cited list as well as view a sample paper
3. Parenthetical Documentation - how to cite your references in the text of your paper
4. Ethically Use Sources - Ways to avoid plagiarism with information on the College's academic honesty policy and Turnitin, an online tool to detect where sources need to be cited
EndNote - bibliographic citation software, which can help format your citations and is freely available for download to CSS faculty, staff, and students 

Note: This guide is in no way a replacement for the actual handbook, which is over a hundred pages long and can be found in the Library on reserve or at a bookstore near you. Please consult the MLA Handbook 9th edition manual for authoritative information in greater detail. Also feel free to talk with a librarian for more help.

Writing Help

The Rose Warner Writing and Critical Thinking Center

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The Writing Center helps students become better writers and critical thinkers. Our space is available for studying, writing, printing, or collaborating. We're ready to help all students reach their writing goals for all forms of writing, including reflection essays, argumentative essays, research papers, and literature reviews.

Our writing consultants strive to help you learn to improve various aspects of your writing—from idea development and organization to grammar and mechanics to meeting the expectations and conventions of the various genres and audiences you may find yourself writing for in college and beyond. 

There are various ways to get writing support including dropping in to the Writing Center in Tower 2121, by appointment in person or on Zoom, submitting a paper online for asynchronous feedback, or using