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MLA Style

In the humanities, the MLA (Modern Language Association) system is often used to  document sources. MLA recommends in-text citations that refer readers to a list of works cited. At the end of the paper, a list of works cited provides publication information about the source.

In the Library Catalog: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

For more on MLA Works Cited and In-text Citations, visit Diana Hacker's Research and Documentation Online Guide

MLA format for a print book:


MLA format for an online article from a database:



Selected Online Resources for Science Writing

The Science of Science Writing American Scientist, Nov.-Dec. 1990.

Writing in the Sciences U. North Carolina, Writing Center.

Writing Guide: Scientific Writing Colorado State U.

English Communication for Scientists Nature eBook

Recipe for Good Scientific Writing U. Wisconsin, La Crosse.

Common Errors to Avoid in Scientific Writing.

There are more resources in the Resources for Science Writing section of the Science Research at Mount Holyoke Library Guide.

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