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Citation Styles: MLA


MLA is the Modern Language Association style. The emphasis is on the author. It is commonly used by English and Humanities classes.

MLA citations are created using the core elements in conjunction with the MLA template. It is also possible to find many examples of MLA citations; all have been created using the template.


Research Workshops is a self-enrolling Canvas course that provides access to LIve and On-Demand Workshops. Enroll in the course to gain access to the workshops.

The following MLA workshops are available:


  • MLA Basics
  • MLA In-text

On Demand:

  • What is Plagiarism?
  • Introduction to MLA
  • Formatting an MLA Essay
  • MLA In-text Citations
  • MLA Full Citations

Note to Faculty: On Demand Workshops are also available in the Canvas Commons to add directly to your course. Search for "Valencia College Library MLA Series."