MLA Format

  • person thinking


    To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as your own
    To use (another’s production) without crediting the source
    To commit literary theft
    To present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.
    MLA style comes from the Modern Language Association. All fields of research agree on the need to document scholarly borrowings, but documentation conventions vary because of the different needs of scholarly disciplines. MLA style for documentation is widely used in the humanities, especially in writing on language and literature. Generally simpler and more concise than other styles, MLA style features brief parenthetical citations in the text keyed to an alphabetical list of works cited that appears at the end of the work. Use th guides below to format a paper in Google Docs, see a sample Works Cited Page and instuctions on in-text (parenthetical) citations.