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Fundamentals of Communication: Library Resources

A quick introduction to Kirkwood Library resources for successfully completing your speeches requiring research.

About MLA Style

MLA style can refer to 3 different things:

  1. Citations: a way to format information that describes sources you use in your research.
  2. In-text citations: the brief references to those same sources, integrated into your own writing.
  3. Paper formatting and grammar guidelines: MLA provides guidance and suggested formatting for writing papers. This is not the focus of this guide, but we do have a brief summary of formatting rules can be found  here. More extensive information on paper formatting is in the printed MLA Handbook, available at both Kirkwood Libraries locations.

Watch this video for a basic introduction to citing in MLA Style:

Best resources for MLA help

Cedar Rapids Campus Library

Benton Hall

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA


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