MLA Help


In addition to consulting your handbook to get information about MLA documentation, you can go to the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) at or you can just google "Purdue OWL MLA."

I cannot link you directly from Laulima to the Purdue OWL, so you can just copy/paste the URLs or just go to the Purdue OWL website and look on their sidebar menu for the information you are looking for.

For basics about in-text citations, the Purdue OWL has information at "MLA In-Text Citations: The Basics"

For information on how to format quotations in your paper, you can go to the Purdue OWL "MLA Formatting Quotations" at

If your source is not a book, periodical, or electronic source, you can look for information on how to make your Works Cited entry by checking
the Purdue OWL's "MLA Works Cited: Other Common Sources" at

If you have a common type of source, you might be able to use the Citation Machine on the KCC Lama Library Instruction page at Be careful, however, that you check your result with your handbook.

You can also try MyCompLab's Writer's Toolkit (on the right side of your Composing screen). If you look at "My Links," you will see links to the Purdue OWL. If you look at "MLA Guidelines," you will see information on basic MLA Documentation. If you look at "Cite Sources," you can use the services of NoodleBib, a citation-generating machine and research tool that is more sophisticated than the Citation Machine on the KCC Lama Library Instruction page.