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MLA Citations

Here are handouts related to Modern Language Association (MLA) Style:

Parenthetical (In-text) Citation Handout

Works Cited Basic Handout

Works Cited Handout- for online images and music

Formatting in Microsoft Word- step-by-step directions to help you adjust the default setting of Microsoft Word

Formatting in Microsoft Word video- 4 minutes long, you can watch how to adjust the default settings for MLA  Video Link

Another good online resource is the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).  Here's a link to the MLA section of their website  Link

Here's a direct link to the Purdue OWL sample Works Cited page link


MLA Formatting Screencast (Word for PC)


American Pyschological Association (APA) Style Citations

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) website as a section on American Psychological Association (APA)  Link

OE Handouts- remember, these handouts cover ONLY the most common citation styles.  Be sure to see a librarian or teacher if you have questions!

APA Parenthetical Citations cheat sheet- ask yourself 3 questions to create a proper citation!

APA Reference Page Basics


Chicago Style

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) Website about Chicago Style Link

Note about formatting in-text note citations:

Following information from sources- either direct quotes or paraphrases- you must include a superscript number.  Start with one and continue consecutively. 

Paragraph Example:

“Ms. McNerney is the most glamourous librarian in the world”.1  A 2011 survey revealed that 100% of the Olathe East student population agreed with this statement. 2

The number at the end of the information will correspond to a footnote that gives the publication information from the source that contained this quote.  The footnote will begin will the number (Times New Roman, size 12) followed by a period and then the source publication information. 

Footnote Example:

1. Shelly McNerney, Stylish Librarians (New York: Gale Publishing House, 2012), 84.

 2. Lindsey Hogan, Library Style  (New York: Gale Publishing House, 2012), 98.


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