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Pharmacy Technician: MLA

MLA Citation Websites

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MLA Handbook

For more examples and explanations of MLA style, use the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.

MLA Handbook, 7th Ed.

MLA Style

MLA stands for Modern Language Association and MLA style refers to the rules and techniques a writer uses when writing in the fields of language and literature. When you follow the rules and conventions associated with MLA style anyone familiar with these conventions can easily follow-up on your research. Citing your material lends credence to your point of view or argument, also you must give credit to other people's ideas.

MLA Examples

Example of an in-text citation:

Clemmitt explains that the new healthcare reform helps taxpayers because it will

only pay doctors for services that benefit the patient (507).

Example of a direct quote citation:

Doctors need the disruption of helthcare reform to change inefficient practices,

which is "a natural and necessary step in making an industry's products and

services more affordable and accessible" (Christensen 111).

Example of a citation to a journal article found in the CQ Researcher database:

Clemmitt, Marcia. "Health-Care Reform: Is the Landmark New Plan a Good Idea?"  

CQ Researcher 20.22 (2010): 505-528. CQ Researcher Online. Web. 14 June


Example of a citation to a print book with more than two authors:

Christensen, Clayton M., Jerome H. Grossman, and Jason Hwang. The Innovator's

Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care. New York: McGraw-Hill,

2009. Print.  

MLA Websites

MLA Handbook, 7th Ed.