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French Culture through Fashion: MLA

Prepared in connection with Masano Yamashita's course's FREN 3300.

Modern Language Association

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The MLA Style is most often used in the Humanities. Below you will find some citation examples and links to online resources. For complete guidelines, consult the MLA Handbook.

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MLA Overview



Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. Lippincott, 1960.

Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication, Publisher, Publication Date.

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Llanera, Tracy. "Rethinking Nihilism: Rorty Vs. Taylor, Dreyfus and Kelly." Philosophy & Social Criticism, vol. 42, no. 9, 2016, pp. 937-950.

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, pages.


Lukainoff, Greg and Jonathan Haidt. "The Coddling of the American Mind." The Atlantic, 1 Sept. 2015, pp. 42-52.

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, pages.

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University Libraries: University of Colorado, Boulder. University of Colorado Boulder, Access 1 Jul. 2024.

Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number, Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available), URL, DOI or permalink. Date of access (if applicable).

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* Note: in works cited pages, the second and subsequent lines of citations are indented by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent. Learn more about formatting.

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