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Introductory Tutorials for MLA, APA and ASA Styles from UC Merced Library

An Intro to MLA Style

UC Merced Library's Introduction to MLA Style Tutorial

This tutorial is a brief introduction to the practices of attribution, citation, and MLA 9th style. It should take you approximately 10 minutes.

This tutorial is intended as an introduction to MLA style only. MLA style is more fully explained in the MLA Handbook, which you can find at:

Learning Objectives

As a result of completing this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish between attribution and citation
  • Identify why we as scholars and students cite the work of others
  • Recognize the main parts of an MLA 9th edition reference for journal articlesbooks, and edited book chapters


During the Tutorial

You will receive feedback on the interactive questions as you go through the tutorial. After receiving feedback, you will have to click "Next Slide" button a second time to advance to the next screen. We hope this tutorial helps you become more familiar with these topics!

A Note for Faculty

Librarians can help you integrate this or any other tutorial in your course on CatCourses. Contact your Library Liaison for assistance!