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Culinary Arts: MLA Style

This is a guide to information resources in the field of culinary arts.

Don't Forget to Cite Your Sources!

Plagiarism is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed) as "The action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own; literary theft" ("Plagiarism").  If you do not cite your sources both within your essay and in a Works Cited or bibliography page, you are plagiarizing, or stealing, someone else's work.

Any student found in the act of cheating or plagiarism may be subject to disciplinary action (Atlantic Cape Policy No. 209).

For additional information and guidance see the Guide on Academic Writing : Plagiarism and Citing Sources

Citation Manuals for MLA

MLA Handbook, 9th edition

MLA Handbook, 9th edition

The most recent edition of the rule book for MLA citation.

A Writer's Reference 9th edition

A Writer's Reference 9th edition

This edition is a little dated, but has good explanations.

Online Citation Builders

Check out the following online citation builders.  The features of each are listed below to help you decide which one to use.

How to Format Your Paper in MLA Style

Atlantic Cape Style Guides for MLA

Check out this Citation Guide to see examples of citations in MLA format.

More Help Formatting Citations

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Online Citation Help

Setting up MLA format in Google Docs

Tutorial: Understanding Citation MLA

Understanding Citations (MLA)

Animated Version

Accessible Version: 4 Chapters

This version offers individual slides without animation, higher contrast, and extended alt-text tags for images. Tested in JAWS screen reader. Best if used in Slide Show mode.

Sample MLA Style Paper