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Standard Styles: MLA

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research PapersThe MLA Style Guide is widely used in the Humanities, including: English, literary criticism, film and media studies, and modern languages.  Several (but not all) of the courses that meet OSU's Bacc Core Writing requirements use MLA style.

This style places a heavy emphasis on the author of the work, reflecting the importance of the single author in these disciplines.  Bibliographic entries in MLA style include the author's full name, followed by the title.  

In-text citations (within the body of the paper) display the author (and page number).

The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition) is available in the library at call number: LB2369.G53 2009.

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