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Citations 101

Standard Styles: MLA

The 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 (8th edition) is available in several locations in the OSU libraries.

MLA: More Info