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Lit 2012: Honors-Hendry: MLA9

Avoiding Plagiarism



For this course, you will be using MLA9 citation style. The SCF Librarians have put together a Research Guide with all the information you will need to help you.  You can access the guide here.

Basic Rules

Basic rules for citing most sources: 

  • Works cited must be double spaced and have a hanging indent. This means that each subsequent line after the first line of your citation should be indented by 0.5 inches.

  • Alphabetized by the first listed author. 

    • If same author, list sources in alphabetical order. 

  • In the titles of articles, books, webpages and most other sources capitalize each word, unless it is an article (the, an), preposition, or conjunction, unless it is the first word of a title: The Art of War, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, To Kill a Mockingbird. 

MLA Resources