The Source: Promoting Digital Literacy, Teaching Resources, and More!

The Source from The MLA Style Center
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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!

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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!

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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!

Author Unknown

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!

Number Sense

Can you begin a sentence with a percentage? Yes, but not in numeric form. Learn more!


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