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POL 295: International Relations: MLA Help

Citing class resources

Citing Class Resources

Online Handout or Notes

Instructor's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Handouts/Notes." Name of Course, Date handout was received, University/College, URL. Access date. Class handout.

Works Cited List Example:

Easton, Todd. “Model Paper.” Economics 121, 10 Apr. 2019, University of Portland, Accessed 15 May 2019. Class handout.  

In-Text Citation Example:

 (Instructor's Last Name)

Textbook Example"

Project Management Institute. Agile Project Management: Essentials from the Project Management Journal. J. Wiley & Sons : Project Management     Institute, 2013.  Accessed 15 May 2022.

 In-Text Citation Example:
(Project Management Institute) [the author in this case is a company, the Project Management Institute]


Using an EBSCO resource and Microsoft Word for Discussion Posts

MLA 8e Template

MLA Template

Click the above link to download an editable MLA template. 

 This template follows basic MLA guidelines. However, as always,  follow your professor's instructions should they differ from this  template.


Online Citation Support

Online Citation Support

MLA Help

MLA Sample Papers

Sample MLA Papers



Click here to view a sample paper produced by Purdue OWL.






     Click here to view sample papers provided by the MLA.


Citing the Use of an AI tool

Guidance for citing ChatGPT and similar AI tools is emerging while continuing to be debated (more from MLA).

"Prompt." Tool Name, Version, Producer, Date, URL.

Works Cited List Example:

“Describe the symbolism of the green light in the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald” prompt. ChatGPT, 13 Feb. version, OpenAI, 8 Mar. 2023,

"What is Carrie Mae Weems' most influential work and what are its themes?" prompt. Gemini. 8 Feb. 2024 version, Google, 16 Feb. 2024,

In-Text Citation Example:

(Shortened version of prompt)

Examples: ("Describe the symbolism") 

("What is Carrie")

MLA Handbook

MLA Handbook

Publisher's Summary: "The Modern Language Association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook."


Click here to view this item in the library's catalog.             

How to Format an MLA Paper

Basic MLA Format Video

View this video (designed by Alexander Clarkson) for a tutorial on formatting a paper according to MLA style.

How to Format an MLA Works Cited Page

How to Format an MLA Works Cited Page

View this video (designed by Prof. Amy Harris, Saint Leo University) for a tutorial on formatting an MLA Works Cited page.

How to Format Hanging Indents Tutorial Video