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* English Research: Research Tools

Use this guide as a starting point for researching literary topics.

Reference Tools


Citation Guides

Modern Language Association (MLA) is the citation style most commonly used in the field of literature and English. 

New Edition of MLA Handbook Published

bookcover The first-ever edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers with a companion Web site, the seventh edition updates MLA style, gives more information on electronic resources, and provides step-by-step guidance for students who are writing research papers. "The new edition builds on input from scholars, librarians, and students to create the best tool ever for writing research papers," says MLA Executive Director Rosemary G. Feal. 

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