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MLA Boot Camp

Welcome to MLA Boot Camp!

Workshop Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to: 

  • Name and define each of the major elements in an MLA works-cited reference. 
  • Define and apply the rules for formatting each element in an MLA works-cited reference. 
  • Recognize incorrect formatting in a computer-generated MLA citation. 


What is a citation?

Video by libncsu @ YouTube 


  • What's a Citation?
  • Cite-ALong Exercise 
  • An Introduction to MLA Citation Style
  • The Core Elements of MLA Citation Style - Works Cited List
  • The Core Elements of MLA Citation Style - In-Text Citations
  • Citation Clinic 


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