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English and American Literature: MLA Style and Citation Management Tools

A resource guide for the study of English and American Literature

Citing Sources with MLA Style

For quick guidelines for applying MLA style, consult a concise and free resource available through the World Wide Web: The Owl at Purdue

Or, the NYU Bibliographic and Footnote Style Guide

For official information on how to cite your sources, there are two resources:

  1. For style basics (best for essays and quick reference): MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th Edition.
  2. Recommended for graduate study and publication: MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd Edition.

Citation Management Tools

Take notes, organize your research, import citations from electronic databases and catalogs, format your references in dozens of standard styles (MLA, APA, etc.) for bibliographies; insert footnotes and endnotes directly into your papers.

NYU libraries offer a number of citation management tools to our users and the ones listed below are some of the more popular tools available. However, in order to make the right choice of citation management tool for your research, take a look at the comparision chart: Comparing Citation Management Tools

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