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What is the difference between source lists titled “Works Cited,” “Bibliography,” and “References”?
As the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook explains, “the list titled ‘Works Cited’ identifies the sources you borrow from—and therefore cite—in the body of… Read More
The eighth edition of the MLA Handbook doesn’t explain how to format the research paper itself. Is this topic covered anywhere?
The topic is covered here at The MLA Style Center. The guidelines are the same as they were in the seventh edition. Read More
Why does the MLA require the use of Times New Roman? It’s a boring font.
We don’t require the use of Times New Roman or any other font. Our guidelines on formatting papers give this recommendation: “choose an easily readable… Read More
If I have edited an image for publication, how do I cite it?
Indicate in your caption that you have edited the image. For works that will be published, ensure that you have been granted the rights to do… Read More
How should I format captions for figures that I include in my paper?
Illustrative visual material other than a table—for example, a photograph, map, drawing, graph, or chart—should be labeled Figure (usually abbreviated Fig.), assigned an arabic numeral,… Read More