MLA 7 is a citation style developed by the Modern Language Association to help researchers accurately cite their sources when it’s time to write their final paper. Primarily used when citing sources for humanities papers, MLA 7 uses formatting guidelines for citing virtually every type of resource, from an article to a music score.
Although MLA 8 is already available, many researchers are still using MLA 7 to cite sources as they draft their final papers. This section provides guides for citing sources accurately using MLA 7, and avoiding plagiarism in research papers.
MLA 7 uses in-text citations that direct the reader to a corresponding entry on a Works Cited page. In most cases, the in-text citation will contain the author’s name and the page number where the cited information is located within the source.
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Here is the main page for our MLA Style guides for citations. MLA is the most popular style used when citing sources, so if you’re unsure of what your teacher wants this is a good place to start.
- Quick Guide
- Web Rules
- Fundamentals of MLA Citation
- How to Format Parenthetical Citations
- How to Format a Works Cited List
- How to Format Your Paper in MLA
- How to Cite a Blog
- How to Cite an Email
- How to Cite a Website
- How to Cite a Tweet
- How to Cite a Video on YouTube
Audio / Video / Photo
- How to Cite a Musical Recording
- How to Cite Sheet Music
- How to Cite a Film
- How to Cite a TV/Radio Broadcast
- How to Cite a Podcast
- How to Cite a Photo