Research Paper: MLA Style

Research Paper: MLA Style

Author: Rebecca Oberg

This learning packet should review:
• MLA Style
• When to use and where to use
• Citations

New Terms: A few terms that may be new are:
• Citation
• Footnote
• Bibliography/Works Cited

Through helpful video clips, a thorough slide show presenting definitions and examples, and helpful links to outside sources, this learning packet offers learners a general overview of MLA style. Though entire books have been dedicated to this topic, learners will come away from this packet with a basic understanding of the format, including when, where, and how to use it.

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Why Is MLA format important? Why Use MLA?

This is a brief, basic introduction to MLA style, focusing specifically on the importance of cross-referencing sources, writing with a consistent format, building creditability as a writer, and avoiding plagiarism. This helpful video clip also offers some tips on finding resources relating to MLA format.

Source: YouTube

MLA Style: A Detailed Look

This informative slide show offers a thorough overview of MLA formatting including definitions and examples, from the OWL at Purdue, one of the most trustworthy and noted online sources for citation and writing reference help.

Source: owl.english.purdue.edu/

An Introduction to MLA Style

This video clip provides a general overview of MLA style. This is a great place to start if you're not sure what MLA is or if you're looking for some basic information.

Source: YouTube

More Resources for MLA Style

For a more detailed, expansive look at MLA style from a noted online resource, the OWL at Purdue, please visit: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/


Also, see the Sophia Citations Learning Packet at: http://www.sophiau.com/packets/1303

Source: Rebecca Oberg

Writing an MLA Style Research Paper: Finding a Topic and Organizing Your Paper

This brief video clip offers a few key tips for writing a research paper, a writing format which often uses MLA style. From organizing your research to narrowing the scope of your topic, this is a helpful starting point for those unfamiliar with the research paper writing process.

Source: YouTube