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ENC 1101 - Bielecki: MLA Style

Resources discussed and demonstrated during Ms. Bielecki's ENC 1101 courses' library orientation, as well as composition and grammar resources

MLA Style: In-Text (Parenthetical) and Works-Cited Page Citations

Created specifically for Ms. Bielecki's ENC courses, this page covers how to use MLA style for page formatting, in-text (parenthetical) citations, and the works-cited page. Further down the page, find links to online writing labs (OWLs), information on how to get HCC's free tutoring in person or online, and embedded videos.

For details on quoting, summarizing, paraphrasing, and avoiding plagiarism, see the other pages on this "Citation" tab.

Chapters on MLA Style

Online Resources for MLA-Style Citation

Slide Show and Additional Course Materials on MLA Style

MLA (Modern Language Association) Handbook

Read chapter 1, "Formatting Your Research Project," and chapter 4.2-4.11, "Avoiding Plagiarism," for free here. Find FAQs at

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MLA Style: Videos

  • Wayne State University, "Citing Sources in MLA Format"
    This video provides a quick but detailed overview of in-text citations and works-cited page entries in less than seven minutes.
  • Santiago Canyon College: MLA Style 
    This comprehensive video covers how to compose and format MLA-style works cited page citations.
  • McMaster University: MLA Citations
    The video below covers why to cite and how to use MLA style. (NOTE: It explains the concepts well but should italicize titles of containers!)

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  • First-Year Composition (FYC) at USF, "Formatting Your Paper"
    This two-minute video shows how to set up an essay in MLA format.