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MLA (named for the Modern Language Assocaition) style is used for the humanities like:
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
How to Cite Sources in MLA
MLA Annotated Bibliography
What is an Annotated Bibliography?
- Some annotations are merely descriptive, summarizing the authors' qualifications, research methods, and arguments. Your professor might also ask you to identify the authors' theoretical frameworks.
- Many annotations evaluate the quality of scholarship in a book or article. You might want to consider the logic of authors' arguments, and the quality of their evidence. Your findings can be positive, negative, or mixed.
- Your professor might also want you to explain why the source is relevant to your assignment.
Use NoodleTools to create your References, Works Cited, or Bibliography page in APA, MLA or Chicago/Turabian format.
In-Text Citation in MLA
“A brief reference (consisting of the author’s last name and a page number), to a source within the body of a scholarly work that will be more fully described in the references section.”
Every cited reference must have a corresponding entry in the Works Cited list.