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Comparative Literature: Manage citations - MLA style


Please use the following software to manage citations:



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Cite your sources!

For information on how to properly cite your sources when you write, please consult these guidelines provided by the Yale College Writing Center.


All Yale students have access to RefWorks and Endnote, tools which help you keep your citations organized, generate a bibliography, and help form footnotes/endnotes. See Yale Library's website for more information on citation tools.

MLA style - what you should know about it!

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.  It specifies guidelines for formatting manuscripts and using the English language in writing. MLA style also provides writers with a system for referencing their sources through parenthetical citation in their essays and Works Cited pages.


If you are asked to use MLA format, be sure to consult the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition). Publishing scholars and graduate students should also consult the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd edition). The MLA Handbook is available in most writing centers and reference libraries; it is also widely available in bookstores, libraries, and at the MLA web site.


You can find some more information here: