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English Literature

Style Manuals and Citation Formats

Guide to preparing research papers in a particular field of study, especially how to cite the books, journal articles, etc. that you used. It is important that you give complete information about the source in question so that the reader of your paper can find it. Instructors will generally tell you which citation style to use in your research paper.

Citation Guides

  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers [ LB 2369 G53 2009 Reference Desk 7th edition. Designed for undergraduate students writing research papers about language and literature. It discusses the mechanics of good writing, the format of a research paper, and documentation. 
  • MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing [ PN 147 G444 2008 Reference Desk, IVC Reference 3rd edition. For graduate students and academics.

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