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PARL: Paralegal Studies: Citing Sources in MLA Format

This guide will help you locate and use legal resources owned by the Paul & Harriett Mack Library at Northampton Community College.

Citing Sources in MLA Format

The MLA citation format was developed by the Modern Language Association, and is often used by students taking courses in the humanities. If your instructor has asked that you use MLA format, and you need help constructing citations, go to the Library's "Citing Sources" page for assistance.

The NCC Librarians and Learning Center staff have collaborated to bring you a concise guide to using MLA format, which contains examples based on the databases you will find at the NCC Libraries.

To view this guide as a PDF file, click the link below.

Need more help with citations?

1) The MLA Handbook has its own website, which includes a quick citation guide, list of frequently asked questions, and a video tutorial.

2) Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) has lots of helpful information about using MLA style, including sample citations, video tutorials, and a tool that will automatically convert publication information into the correct format.

3) This YouTube video by Irvine Valley College Library explains how to cite an article from a scholarly journal using MLA format.