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Political Science: MLA Citation

About MLA

The Modern Language Association sets the rules for MLA citation. MLA style for documentation is widely used in the humanities, especially in writing on language and literature. Generally simpler and more concise than other styles, MLA style features brief parenthetical citations in the text keyed to an alphabetical list of works cited that appears at the end of the work.

MLA style has been widely adopted by schools, academic departments, and instructors for over half a century. The association’s guidelines are also used by over 1,100 scholarly and literary journals, newsletters, and magazines and by many university and commercial presses. The MLA’s guidelines are followed throughout North America and in Brazil, China, India, Japan, Taiwan, and other countries around the world. 

From the MLA website.

Helpful MLA Citation Websites

Always use a MLA style guide to ensure you are citing correctly! Below are a list of links to help you cite MLA style.

Books on MLA Citation

MLA Citation Help