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MLA Style Citations

Basic guide to create citations using MLA style.

What is a Citation?

Citing or citation is a practice of documenting the information sources used in your academic work. This video explains what is a citation  and why we do it: 

MLA Style Citations

MLA style requires two types of citations:

In-text citation – a brief citation in your paper's body every time you use material from outside sources, including the following elements:

  • the author's surname(s) or the group name
  • the page number

Works Cited list – an alphabetical list at the end of your paper that includes a full citation for each source you cited in your paper. Every citation in your list should have a corresponding in-text citation in the body of your work.