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ENGL:1200 The Interpretation of Literature - Bonner, Spring 2022: MLA Citations

This resource has been created to help students in their course work and library usage in Hannah Bonner's sections of ENGL:1200 - The Interpretation of Literature

A Brief Intro to MLA

What is it?
  • MLA style refers to a specific formatting style created by the Modern Language Association.
  • MLA is most commonly used by students and scholars in the humanities and liberal arts when writing papers and citing sources.
How does MLA work?
  • MLA Style uses a brief in-text citation and a full citation on a works cited page
Where can I find examples?
  • Examples of MLA citations can be found by source in the box below.

First Paper Assignment Mechanics

In 2-3 pages, please write about a place in Iowa City and how it connects to a social, cultural, environmental, or political event that is important to you. Required mechanics include:

  • Header (Name, Instructor, Course, Date)
  • Title
  • Times New Roman, 12 pt font
  • Double Spaced
  • 1 inch margins
  • Works Cited Page (MLA format:

MLA Citation Resources

Looking for more info on how to cite using MLA?

EasyBib offers some easy-to-navigate resources on MLA Format at

You can also try these resources:

What about citation generators?

Citation generators can be a great start to citations, but they don't always produce accurate citations!

If you utilize a citation generator, even if it is from a database, it may not be correct. It is your responsibility to double-check the accuracy of the generated citation!