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Digital Literacy Starts with You
Are you preparing your students to be digitally literate? Read an MLA editor’s interview with a digital literacy expert on what educators can do to help students overcome challenges in assessing the quality and reliability of digital sources at a time of unparalleled access to information. Read more!
Citing Song Lyrics
Using a song as a source? Learn several ways to document song lyrics in an essay. Find out more!
See It, Write It, Cite It!
Get the most out of your next class trip to a museum. Teach students how to cite visual and textual sources with this lesson plan.
Notes in Harmony
Need to clarify content or explain sources? Notes can be used in concert with in-text references in MLA style. Learn more!
Need to Cite? Get It Right!
Not all in-text citations look alike. You or your students can practice with our new handout and answer key.
Alphabetizing Numeric Titles
In a works-cited list, how do you alphabetize a title, like 1984, that starts with a number? Find out!
When you cite a work with no author, how do you start your entry? It depends. Find out more!
In-Text Citations for Films
You saw the movie and now you want to cite it. Should you cite it by the title or the director? Find out!
Can you begin a sentence with a percentage? Yes, but not in numeric form. Learn more!