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Citation Styles for Literature
Always check with your professor to see if there is a required style for your paper.
In general, researchers in English and American literature use the citation style in the Modern Language Association (MLA) Style Guide or the Notes-Bibliography version of the Chicago Manual of Style. We have both citation manuals here in the library; alternatively, see the web summaries below.
An excellent online summary from authors Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister. Use the menus to find the specific style for your in-text citation
or Works Cited
Chicago Manual of Style
Also commonly used in some humanities areas -- again, always check with your professor for her or his preferred style.
New Articles on Shakespeare
From the MLA International Bibliography.
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