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Theatre 200: Portfolio Project (Smith): Citing Sources

This guide is intended to help students with their final portfolio project.

MLA Style

 For this course, you are required to use the Modern Language Association (MLA) style, a system of documentation that is widely used in the humanities. It uses parenthetical citations in the text and a list of works cited at the end of the paper.

MLA publishes a guide called MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers for students writing and documenting academic work. The library has multiple copies which are listed in Primo and are shelved on the main floor.

The library has also developed a quick reference sheet which includes examples of the most common sources used in academic work.

Additionally, there are many great online sites that will assist you in interpreting and utilizing the various citation styles.  Here are a couple of good ones to be aware of.

Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide