MLA – Modern Language Association

  • MLA stands for Modern Language Association.
  • It is a STYLE GUIDE for writing papers and citing work.
  • It is the major style guide used at Edmonds Woodway High School.

Note taking 

  • MLA note taking lesson

Formatting the paper tips 

  • How to format your paper in MLA
  • Formated Paper in MLA8 Template to copy

Works Cited tips

  • *Citing in MLA8 Explained by CCBC Libraries. Includes examples.
  • *Citing in MLA8 Overview Poster
  • *Works Cited Template to copy
  • How to Cite  Primary Source
  • The OWL at Purdue website has everything (and more!) you need to know about MLA!  It is an online writing lab!

Parenthetical Citations or In text Citations

  • Using Parentheticals or Intext Citations in your paper
  • In Text Citations Examples

Writing the Research Paper –

  • Great Example from Owl at Purdue


Some teachers require footnotes, which is found in the Chicago Style.

  • A quick SLIDESHOW about footnotes
  • Here is a clear explanation about how to insert them in Googledocs.  (Do a ctrl-F and search for footnotes)
  • Footnotes in Google Docs Video
  • What do you type in the footnote?
  • Good page from ucsc with details about how to write the footnote