Go to the Purdue OWL webpage by clicking on the link : Purdue OWL
Describe the content of the webpage in one phrase
Click to open the sample paper (pdf) - see the image below in order to find the link to the sample paper (pdf)
This is how your academic paper should look like in case that your professor is asking to use the MLA format
Most likely, you will have to use MLA in all of your EN classes at AUP - in other classes such as Psychology or Politics, you might have to use a different format such as APA style or Chicago Manual Style CMS - for APA and CMS style, take a look on the Citation Style Sheet.
Scroll to the end of the sample paper (pdf) and take a look at the "Works Cited" list
How many sources are cited in the "Works Cited" list?
Take a look at the first source (Allen, R.L.)
Is this source referring to a book or an article?
You will be able to find citations of sources in most of the AUP Library databases or ebook collections
Use the CITE button to find the MLA citation - see the images below
Database : Academic Search Complete
Ebook collection : ebrary
Take look at the sample paper (pdf) itself - go to page 5 and look at the in-text citation
What is an in-text citation? - (one phrase)
The Purdue OWL has an extra page on the basics of MLA in-text-citations - click on the link.
Why do you use them?
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We will come back to the tutorial quickly during the next library session - if you have questions or if you still have doubts about MLA, do not hesitate to ask or email me [email protected] (Michael)
For further details about MLA, take a look at a couple of videos that should be helpful.