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Many of our databases give you citation help. We have a handout that tells you where to look for help in each database: Caution: Always check a machine-generated citation against a good citation manual; computers are dumb!
Web Sites for MLA Help
OWL at Purdue MLA Guide
Online Writing Lab at Purdue University. The OWL does a good job of including examples for the types of sources students are citing in college level research.
MLA Example Paper
Handy example paper with notes explaining the formatting.
Ask the MLA
A feature on the MLA web site where questions about MLA style are answered. Searchable.
Getting Reference Help
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