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The Fresno State Writing Center is a resource for any student looking for help on any stage of the writing process.
You can enroll in a one-unit Group Tutorial in which you meet for 2 hours a week with two other students and a tutor.
Having trouble keeping track of all your references for that research paper you're writing? Need help formatting your paper and bibliography? Try using a reference management tool like the ones below. They each work a little differently, so experiment until you find one that meets your needs.
You can also access an EndNote LibGuide created by one of our librarians, Ross LaBaugh, that provides more information about downloading and using EndNote.
Zotero is a free, open source extension for the Firefox browser, that enables users to collect, manage, and cite research from all types of sources from the browser.
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.
If you are asked to use MLA format, be sure to consult the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Publishing scholars and graduate students should also consult the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing.
Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue This site from the Purdue Online Writing Lab offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, annotated bibliographies and the Works Cited page. It also provides information about the writing process, internet literacy, literary analysis and criticism, English as a Second Language, and APA Style.
Another helpful site from Ohio State University Libraries.
Several copies of the newest edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers are available for 2-day checkout at the library (click link for call #/location).
With the newest edition, there have been substantial changes made to how users are expected to cite sources. General guidelines for formatting papers and in-text citations will stay the same but the format for Works Cited entries will change.
Some highlights of the changes include:
For more information and example formats see the Online Writing Lab at Purdue (OWL) page on the MLA 2009 Updates.
Citing periodical publications found in online databases:
Chan, Evans. "Postmodernism and Hong Kong Cinema." Postmodern Culture 10.3 (2000): n. pag. Project Muse. Web. 20 May 2002.
Please see the 2008 MLA Style Manual for the information above and for guidelines for citing other types of publications:
Gibaldi, Joseph, ed. MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2008.