When using the work of other people, always remember to
Avoid accidental plagiarism through proper citation methods.
Check out these useful sites for additional information:
In the links below you will find a variety of tutorials on citations as well as bibliographic management tools. Note: neither RefWorks nor EndNote software is provided by NSU.
MLA Handbook (8th ed.). (2016). New York.: Modern Language Association of America.
The library owns one copy of the handbook in the reference collection (Call #: Ref. LB2369 .G53 2016).
All fields of research agree on the need to document scholarly borrowings, but documentation conventions vary because of the different needs of scholarly disciplines. MLA style for documentation is widely used in the humanities, especially in writing on language and literature. Generally simpler and more concise than other styles, MLA style features brief parenthetical citations in the text keyed to an alphabetical list of works cited that appears at the end of the work.
MLA style has been widely adopted by schools, academic departments, and instructors for over half a century. The association's guidelines are also used by over 1,100 scholarly and literary journals, newsletters, and magazines and by many university and commercial presses. The MLA's guidelines are followed throughout North America and in Brazil, China, India, Japan, Taiwan, and other countries around the world.