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Cite Your Work without the Work!
Learning how to cite works in MLA style is now even easier. Use our new interactive digital tool to create works-cited-list entries. Document any source using the tool, and build an entry as you type. The tool color-codes the elements, making it easy to identify each of the components. Try it now!
Get into the Holiday Spirits
Tom collins, bloody Mary, martini? How do you capitalize your favorite cocktail? Get into the spirit(s) and find out
Make a List and Check It Twice
Vertical lists can help organize information. But how do you introduce, punctuate, and capitalize them? Find
How to Style Online Works
Citing Web sources? Learn whether to use italics or quotation marks for their titles. Find out more!
Documenting Survey Data
How do you cite survey data? It depends on whether you’re citing your own survey or a published source. Find out
Your Work—in a Nutshell
Summarizing your work concisely in an abstract can be challenging. Get help with our abstract-writing tips. Find out
Dates, Places, and Names, Oh My!
Are you a comma savant when it comes to writing dates, places, and names? Take our quiz and find out!
Crack the Code on Source Code
An MLA editor cracks the code on how to cite authors, titles, and other elements of source code. Find out more!
How Much of a Quote Is Too Much?
Quote only what’s necessary to make your point, and consider the principles of fair use. Find out more!