Citing sources is a part of the scholarly research process, and it is important to identify who created information and where you found a particular source. This is about acknowledging what ideas helped to form your own, giving credit where it is due. Citing sources demonstrates to your reader that you sought many voices within a conversation, and are presenting a diversity of sources.
The ninth edition of the Modern Language Association Handbook is a textbook and reference guide that offers student writers and writing instructors guidance on creating works-cited-list entries in MLA style using the template of core elements. It features advice on punctuation, grammar, inclusive language, formatting research papers, and in-text citations. Includes an appendix of sample works-cited-list entries, illustrations, and an index.