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MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. Source
Modern Language Association, or MLA, format is a style of crediting sources you use to write a paper. This style is typically used for research papers for English Composition and other communication classes.
Use this MLA Citation Guide to learn how to cite sources in this style.
Every time you quote or paraphrase someone else’s work, you must tell us:
You give us this information in two places:
There are some actions that can almost unquestionably be labeled plagiarism. Some of these include buying, stealing, or borrowing a paper (including, of course, copying an entire paper or article from the Web); hiring someone to write your paper for you; and copying large sections of text from a source without quotation marks or proper citation.
But then there are actions that are usually in more of a gray area. Some of these include using the words of a source too closely when paraphrasing (where quotation marks should have been used) or building on someone's ideas without citing their spoken or written work.
Information was obtained from the OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab. To read more visit their website.
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