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MLA Style: About MLA

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MLA Sample Paper

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About MLA


MLA-style documentation is used primarily for research papers in liberal arts and other humanities courses.

This guide was created using the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. by Joseph Gibaldi and the Hodges’ Harbrace Handbook, 15th edition.  There are copies of the MLA Handbooks at the Circulation desk and Reference desk in the library. 

HINT:  Click on the Tutorials tab to watch videos explaining how to format a MLA-style research paper, include in-text (or parenthetical) citations, and create citations for the Works Cited page. 


Purdue OWL MLA Guide

Subject Guide

Melissa Whitesell
Dalton State College
650 College Drive
Dalton, GA 30720