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CEN 4010: Principles of Software Engineering: MLA

Resource Guide for Dr. Lofton Bullard's class

MLA Handbook, 8th edition

Created by the Modern Language Association, MLA is most often used by the Humanities. The MLA Handbook can be found in the FAU libraries in Boca Raton and Jupiter.

MLA Handbook. 8th ed., Modern Language Association, 2016.
REF LB2369 .G53 2016

Formatting Works Cited using
MLA Handbook, 8th edition

Now available from MLA Style!

Paraphrasing Tips:

  • Read the passage or sentence to determine its meaning, and take note of key concepts.
  • Start your paraphrase with words not used at the beginning of the original phrase/sentence.
  • Use synonyms in your paraphrase instead of the words used in the original phrase/sentence.
  • Review and compare your paraphrased version to the original text. If some phrases are too similar, alter them so they are not just a version of the original with a few changed words.
  • Cite the original source, using MLA in-text citation style (Author, page number[s]).

Creating an MLA Research Paper (8th edition - NEW!)

While the following sources are helpful, the Libraries recommend verifying the accuracy of citations by consulting the rules of an appropriate style guide.