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FYSEM 110FA: Fashion, Style and Design

MLA Style Guides

The Modern Language Association style is most commonly used in the humanities.  The latest version is 8, which came out in April 2016. Check with your instructor about which version they would prefer that you use. Note: many of the library databases' built-in citation tools are now using MLA version 8.

MLA 8

MLA 7

Hanging Indents

In an MLA style Works Cited list, the first line of each citation should be left justified, but each subsequent line should be indented. This is called a “hanging indent.” Some instructions on how to create a hanging indent in two of the most frequently used word processing programs on campus:

Chicago Style

The Chicago Manual of Style is also sometimes used in the humanities.  It consists of two documentation systems, notes-bibliography and author-date. Check with your instructor about which system they prefer.

Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide 
See the Notes and Bibliography Sample Citations or Author-Date Sample Citations pages for citation examples in the system of your choice.

A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations : Chicago Style for students and researchers MH Reference LB2369 .T8 2013

Proper Use of Sources

Proper Use of Sources Tutorial: Here, you will find information on the different forms of plagiarism, proper scholarly procedure, and links to helpful websites for further information. Always remember that your best resource is your professor so don’t hesitate to consult them to figure out what is and is not appropriate in each case. 

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