MLA Formatting: Basics

This resource can help you with questions you may have around MLA; this document will show you have to properly format in-text citations, form block quotes, structure a cover page, etc. Think of it as your MLA "cheat sheet"!

What is APA?

What does MLA even stand for?


  • MLA stands for the Modern Language Association 



Who generally uses MLA when writing?


  • Typically, the individuals who tend to use MLA formatting in their writing are individuals who are writers or those who work in the humanities These studies and programs include English and foreign language studies (such as language and literature), literary criticism and comparative literature, and cultural studies .


  • Make sure you check-in with your instructor as to what formatting is required for your assignment

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