The Department requires students to use the MLA referencing system; please click here for a link to a style guide covering the most commonly used type of sources.
Please note that the Departmental Style Guide covers only the most commonly used types of sources. For information on how to reference other types of material, please consult MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. (2009), which also contains invaluable advice about evaluating sources, avoiding plagiarism, conducting research, and using correct punctuation. We strongly advise you to purchase a copy, which will also give you access to additional resources at www.mlahandbook.org.
Further information about MLA referencing can also be obtained from the Bedford/St. Martin’s website, which allows you to download free pdf guides to documenting sources in MLA style.
For helpful advice about grammar, punctuation, syntax, and other elements of writing style, as well as links to other internet resources, consult the following websites:
The Center for Writing Studies (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
The Writing Centre (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
The OWL at Purdue (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University