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Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT): MLA

Quick guide for resources for MLT students.

MLA: An Introduction

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
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Disciplines Using MLA



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The MLA style is used for documentation when writing papers on topics in the humanities, and particularily when writing language and literature papers.

MLA Citation Examples

Basic format: 

Name of the author, editor, compiler, or translator. Title of the work (italicized).  Publisher, Publication Date.

Example –           

Franke, Damon. Modernist Heresies: British Literary History, 1883-1924. Ohio State UP, 2008. 

Smith, Tumbleweed. Under the Chinaberry Tree. Eakin Press, 2002.


Basic format:

Author. “Title of article.” Journal title volume.issue (year of publication): Inclusive pages. 


Piper, Andrew. “Rethinking the Print Object: Goethe and the Book of Everything.” PMLA 121.1 (2006): 124-38. 

Basic format:

Author. Title of website, Other contributors (translators or editors), Publisher, Publication Date, Location (pages, paragraphs and/or URL, DOI or permalink). Publication date, URL, Date of Access (if applicable/required by professor).


Felluga, Dino. Introductory Guide to Critical Theory. Purdue U, 31 Jan. 2011, Accessed 28 Sept. 2023.

WebMD Editorial contributors. Understanding Athlete's Foot : The Basics. WedMD, 16 April 2023,

Basic format:

"Video Title" YouTube,uploaded by content creator, upload date, url


"Doja Cat - Agora Hills (Official Video)" YouTube, uploaded by Doja Cat, 22 Sept. 2023,

"I Have a Dream speech by Martin Luther King Jr HD (subtitled)" YouTube, uploaded by Rare Facts, 7 Nov. 2017,

"quote from book" (Author, pg 5)

MLA in Office 365

MLA in Google Docs

MLA in Word