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Introductory How-To Tutorials for MLA and APA Styles from UO Libraries

An Introduction to MLA Style

Introduction to UO Libraries' Tutorial on MLA Style

Welcome to a quick tutorial on attribution and citation in MLA Style (9th edition) for WR 123 and others. This tutorial is a brief introduction to the practices of attribution, citation, and MLA 9th style. It should take you approximately 10 minutes.

MLA Handbook, 9th edition, book cover

This tutorial is intended as an introduction to MLA style only. MLA style is more fully explained in the MLA Handbook, which you can find in the Knight Library Reference Collection on Level 1 of the library. 



Learning Objectives

After going through this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish between attribution and citation
  • Give reasons why we as scholars and students cite the works of others
  • Recognize the core elements of an MLA 9th edition citation style for journal articles, books, and book chapters

During the Tutorial

You will receive feedback on the interactive questions as you go through the tutorial. We hope this tutorial helps you become more familiar with these topics!

A Note for Faculty

Librarians can help you integrate this or any other tutorial in your Canvas Course. Contact your departmental Subject Librarian for assistance!