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Works Cited Quick Guide
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Digital Citation Tool
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Endnotes and Footnotes
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Set Up Your Paper
Setting Up a Research Paper
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Learn how to format captions.
Read sample papers written in MLA style.
Learn how to set up an annotated bibliography.
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