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Literatures in English: Writing and Citing

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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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The CU-Boulder Writing Center offers writers from all academic disciplines and skill levels the opportunity to work one-on-one with professionally trained writing consultants. We help writers at all stages of the writing process from brainstorming through revision. Writing Center sessions strive to address writers' stated needs while attending to relevant disciplinary, rhetorical, grammatical, and stylistic concerns. Consultants provide feedback and advice that promote writers' abilities to communicate successfully and think critically in response to complex, evolving expectations of readers in academia, the workplace, and society.

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Other Citation Styles and Guidance

As writers and scholars, you will typically build upon the conversation of other writers, thinkers, and scholars. As you do so, you are expected to abide by scholarly ethics, including proper attribution and citation of information that is not your own. This guide provides examples of MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles.  

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