This page provides an overview of MLA style and where to find help with different MLA resources.
It also presents an annotated list of links to all of our MLA materials, making it an excellent place to begin learning about MLA format.
Book In this example, the commas in Manufacturing, Mining, and Construction Statistics prompt the need for semicolons in order for the series information to be read easily.
Even if Manufacturing, Mining, and Construction Statistics had not appeared in the entry, the multiple "author names" of United States, Dept.
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The following examples provide information on how a note might look following an illustration.In 1985, women aged 65 and older were 59% more likely than men of the same age to reside in a nursing home, and though 11,700 less women of that age group were enrolled in 1999, men over the same time period ranged from 30,000 to 39,000 persons while women accounted for 49,000 to 61,500 (see table 1). Note: Rates for 65 and over category are age-adjusted using the 2000 standard population. People residing in personal care or domiciliary care homes are excluded from the numerator., Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, Mar. Beginning in 1997, population figures are adjusted for net underenumeration using the 1990 National Population Adjustment Matrix from the U. Notes serve two purposes: to provide bibliographic information and to provide additional context for information in the text.For more information, please consult the official MLA Handbook (8th ed.).This page provides an example of a Works Cited page in MLA 2016 format.Note also: The citation for below assumes the film has been cited by its title in the text.If it had been cited by the name of its director, the citation would need to begin with Guggenheim's surname.MLA style is most commonly used to cite sources within the language arts, cultural studies, and other humanities disciplines.This resource, revised according to the 8th edition of the MLA manual, offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, and the Works Cited page.MLA guidelines specify that both styles are acceptable (see, e.g., this "Ask the MLA" page). The purpose of visual materials or other illustrations is to enhance the audience's understanding of information in the document and/or awareness of a topic.