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Writing Assistance: MLA


MLA (or Modern Language Association) style is a particular way of formatting a research paper as well as a particular way of citing sources. MLA is an "author page number" system which is most commonly used in the liberal arts and humanities. While this guide provides some general tips for citing sources and offer a brief sample of some frequently used citations, it is not intended to be inclusive nor should it replace a good handbook or instruction in a particular course. For more advanced help, please consult MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition) or your instructor.

Writing Assistance at George Williams College

Writing, APA, and Research Assistance:

Peer Tutor APA Style and Writing Assistance Appointments


Additional APA Style and Writing Assistance:


Carrie Papa-Schold, MLIS
Assistant Director Academic Support and Disability Services
Lowrey Hall 107 George William College
(Call or email for an appointment)

Julie Beyers, Ph.D.
Director Academic Support and Library Services
Meyer Hall George Williams College
(Call or email for an appointment)

Additional Resources through AU Academic Support

Writing Center Student Toolkit

Online Writing Center




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