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How to Search for Books and Articles: MLA

This LibGuide will help students find books and articles. It also provides information on ALA and MLA citation styles.

MLA Books

MLA handbook for writers of research papers (8th ed.)




MLA Websites


What is meant by plagiarism?

  • If you use someone else's words or ideas without giving them credit, you are committing a type of theft called plagiarism.

How can you avoid plagiarism?

  • Give credit to the person who wrote the document by citing the source of your information.
  • Use "quotation marks" when directly stating another person's words.
  • When you are quoting more than 4 lines, use a block paragraph, and enter the citation after the paragraph.