MLA Citations Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: L.9-10.3.A
When we produce an informative or informational piece, we will often use the work of others to either identify facts that have been proven or just give credit where credit is due. When we use the work of others we need to cite where that source came from. The Modern Language Association (MLA) has created what is considered the standard format for reporting these sources. A standard needed to be established because it helps all the readers quickly identify how they can find and use that source, if needed. This format provides a level of consistency when used in the same subject area. Most disciplines have agreed upon a standard to best reference materials and resources that are used. This is just one of the more popular and widely used forms of citations. These worksheets will help students become familiar with putting together their own and understanding MLA citations.
MLA Citation Worksheets To Print:
MLA In-Text Citations -
Circle the letter of the bibliographic citation that is written in
correct style. There are two to choose from.
Citing Books with MLA -
Practice writing this format correctly by filling out the worksheet
below using books of your choice. Then, on the lines below each entry, write
Match the Citations - Read
each bibliographic citation. If it is written in correct style,
write "correct" on the line. If it is incorrect, write an X on the
Correcting MLA Citations
- Read each citation. Is it in the correct style? Find the error.
Then rewrite the citation correctly.
MLA: Citing From
the Web - Underline the piece of information that is in the
wrong place. Then rewrite the citation correctly.
with Multiple Authors - Read each bibliographic citation. If
it is written in correct style, put a ? next to the citation.
If it is incorrect, put an X next to the citation.
Create a Works
Cited Page - Create entries for an MLA Works Cited page using
the source information provided. You will need to do this with endless research papers.
More Practice For You - Circle the letter of the bibliographic citation
that is written in correct style.
- Circle that all for yourself. Then bring it back.
What are MLA Citations?
Citations are an integral part of any written paper especially if it is research-based and incorporates ideas other than the author's original ideas. Adding citations for a work you have copied or reproduced from someone else's publication is an ethical and moral responsibility of every writer otherwise whatever they have written, will be considered as theft of someone's intellectual property. There are innumerable ways to cite a specific publication many of the citation styles are considered the standard.
However, MLA citations are the most commonly practiced citation patterns and knowhow of these is important for a student's better writing skills development for the future.
Here are some of the common aspects of MLA citation one must know about:
What Can We Cite Using MLA?
You can use this specific citation pattern to add almost all of the written or informational material that you are using in your research work in one way or the other. MLA pattern of citations can be used to cite a book, a published research paper, a magazine article, any report by a reputed and credible institute, a website's publication, newspaper articles and reports, a video, a social media post, a speech in a recording, etc.
How to Properly Format an MLA Citation?
There are a variety of ways to cite anything using the MLA style and the proper format depends upon the amount of information available and the item being cited. However, to cite using MLA, one must know the name of the author or the owner of the publication being used, the year of the publication's release, the title of that publication, the URL from where it can be accessed by anyone, and in some case the name of the publishers, the edition, the volume number, and the page number where the information being used is present.