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Citation MLA Style

MLA Style, as published in the MLA Handbook (print) and MLA Style Center (online), is developed and maintained by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the main professional organization in the United States for scholars of language and literature. MLA is most commonly used in the humanities, primarily language and literature studies, cultural studies, media studies, and related disciplines.

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MLA Style Center
Find a Quick Guide to creating a Works Cited List, highlights of the changes in the new edition of the MLA manual, and an Ask MLA section

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Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Read more and download the app here.

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