MLA (Modern Language Association) style is commonly used to write papers and cite sources in English classes. It specifies how to format citations for books, articles, web sites and other sources both on the works cited page and for in-text citations.
Examples of formatting and citations can be found at the links below from Purdue University
|MLA Style Formatting Guide||MLA Style 2009 Changes|
It is important to document your sources so that the reader can locate them, and so that the original author is credited. Citation styles such as MLA ensure that documentation is consistent and easily interpreted by the reader. Not properly documenting your sources is a form of plagiarism.
When looking at an article in a database, here's where to find
the information you will need to complete your citation: