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How do I: Use MLA Format

This guide covers Information, Media, and Digital Literacy concepts and Digital Citizenship for Gr. 9-12 students, as well as teacher and parents.

General Citation Information

Citation Tips & Instruction

Online Citation Managers

Free online tools to help you create proper citations!

MLA Style - Paper Formatting & Citation

The Modern Language Association (MLA) Style is typically used when citing sources in Liberal Arts & Humanities.

More Citation Tools

Did you know that almost all of the VLC Databases will automatically generate accurate citations for you? 

Examples of Databases that cite at the article level:



and...all 57 Gale Databases!

*APA, MLA, and Chicago style are all typically available.

Did you know that MS Word will automatically generate accurate citations for you? 

What you need to do:

Click on the "References" tab, select the appropriate style, then "Insert [your] citation" (use this for in-text citations, footnotes, or endnotes), create your "Bibliography," or "Manage [your] your Sources."

Look for this: