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MLA

The Modern Language Association (MLA) citation and format style guide is commonly used to "cite sources within the language arts, cultural studies, and other humanities" (Purdue OWL). 

For more information on MLA and examples of citations, visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) MLA website and navigate using the left-hand side menu. 

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Keywords
  • Remember that you need to use keywords to search library resources, not natural language. 
  • Think about various different terms that are or could be used to describe your topic, including synonyms. 
  • Use "quotes" around multiple terms that you'd like to use as a phrase.
  • For example:
    • "natural environment" AND business
    • "feminist theory" OR feminism
Boolean Operators
  • AND, OR, NOT are used between your keywords to broaden or narrow your search. 
  • AND will search for both terms. 
  • OR will search for either one term or the other, but not both. 
  • NOT will search for one term but not the other.
  • For example:
    • business AND ("natural environment" OR sustainability) 
    • "feminist theory" NOT economy
Subject Headings/Terms
  • Subject Headings/Terms are controlled phrases assigned to library materials to organize them. 
  • Use Subject Headings/Terms to find similar items when searching the library catalog and databases.
  • For example:
    • Sustainable development
    • Business enterprises -- environmental aspects
    • SOCIAL SCIENCE Feminism & Feminist Theory 
Limiters/Filters
  • Many databases provide ways for you to limit your search results.
  • If your initial search is too large, consider limiting by date, type of publication, subject, etc. 

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