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MLA Handbook - The Modern Language Association of America
ISBN: 9781603292627
Publication Date: 2016-04-01


What is MLA Style?

Every time you use information from any source, you are conducting research. All good researchers give credit to their sources, and use common formats to present their research. This is true whether you:

  • Present your "research" as a written paper, powerpoint presentation, graphic organizer, or any Web 2.0 format
  • Use one source or many.
  • Quote only from the novel you are reading in class, or your textbook.

In the West Essex Regional School District, we use MLA Style as the common format for crediting sources and formatting written papers and assignments for ALL departments and classes. This guide will provide an overview of MLA Style.


West Essex Academic Integrity Policy


Turn It In

In West Essex, we use Turn It In as a tool to check originality and verify that you give credit to your sources.



In West Essex, we use Noodletools as a tool to create parenthetical citations and a List of Works Cited.


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