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ENG 1A (Moellering) - The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: MLA Citations

A guide to help students researching a topic from Jeff Hobbs' The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League But Did Not Survive.

Books for MLA

MLA Style

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is one of several different format dictating citation styling/formatting and is most commonly used to for writing within liberal arts and humanities. The main resource for how to format according to the MLA style is the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, shown to the left. The most current edition is the 7th edition, which offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. While many sources provide information on how to cite and format according to MLA, the manual is the primary source of information.


Noodletools (or NoodleTools) is an online system for helping you create your MLA citations and works cited page.

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  • If you are new to Noodletools, please create your user account. 
  • Write down your user name and password!
  • Off-campus users: you will need to login twice.  The first is your LPC Library login for getting to the Noodletools homepage.  The second is to login to your own Noodletools account.

**Citing Opposing Viewpoints essays/articles in Noodletools: Viewpoint Essays in Opposing Viewpoints in Context are considered short works in an anthology (Anthology/Collection).**

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More In-Depth Help

This guide is meant as a general overview.  For more in-depth help, please use the following resources, review the MLA handbook for writers of research papers, or contact an LPC librarian.

Citation Help - Library Guide