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Western Hills Middle School Library: MLA format

MLA: What is it? Why use it?

1.MLA Style Guide Basics

 What is MLA Style? The Modern Language Association (MLA) offers a way of formatting your paper or essay that is used in many schools and colleges.

How do I use this MLA Style Guide?
Students and teachers use this MLA style guide to standardize writing and to cite sources.

Why is it Important that I Cite Sources?
When writing a paper, it is a requirement to cite or give credit to the author(s) whose works you are using for research or information.

More Information on Citing Sources


AASL standards

1.3.1 Respect copyright/intellectual property rights of creators and producers.

Common Core Standards

Establish and maintain a formal style.

Subject Guide

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