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GUIDES TO CORRECT MLA FORMAT
The following are useful guides to help with citing sources in correct MLA format.
The OWL at Purdue
The OWL guide to citing references in the MLA format is a handy online source that can help with creating correct citations.
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
The printed MLA Handbook is the final authority for correct MLA format and can answer most any question that may arise about how to cite a reference correctly. If you are not near to Santa Clara University this summer, you can locate a copy of it in a library near you by clicking on this link.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that when you are using a library database such as GALE LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER, you can copy and paste the correct MLA citation directly from your list of results. Scroll down to the end of an article and you will see:
If you are using the database MLA BIBLIOGRAPHY or HUMANITIES INDEX, just click on the CITE feature located in the TOOL menu on the right when you are looking at a record. It will give you the citation in the style of your choice.