MLA Citation Style

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Overview of the MLA Citation Style

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Top three reasons why you should know the parts of a citation (even if you use a citation generator)

  1. So you know if the automatic citations are correct (they’re often not!)
  2. So you collect the right pieces of information about the sources you find. Don’t spend hours tracking down an article you’ve already found because you didn’t know to write down the journal name!
  3. You’ll need to decipher citations you find when reading so you can track them down for your own work.

Continue to Part 1, Parts of MLA Citations