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MLA format style... Summary of MLA format rules.

Many of those folks are required to use the standards of the Modern Language Association (MLA). In its more than 330 pages, the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers covers literally thousands of technical details for the writing and publishing of papers, and should be consulted if that level of detail is required. Nevertheless, there are a number of overall rules and general guidelines, which are normally sufficient for the preparation of most papers at the undergraduate level that require use of the MLA standard. I have divided those into three disctinct sections: Overall MLA Paper Format Rules MLA Rules For In-Text Citation of Sources Compiling and Formatting the MLA Works Cited List Each of the above sections below contains a link to an actual sample pages of of the format being discussed.