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Citation & Documentation

The Container System

Every source fits into an element of the container system in MLA. As a writer, it's up to you to identify these elements. This is true no matter what the source is. Not every source will use each part!


                an image showing the breakdown of the mla system.

Alphabetizing Your Citations

Alphabetizing your citations is generally straightforward. There are some exceptions however - please see these images and attached link for guidance.

Alphabetizing Your Works Cited List.