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MLA Formatting Template: If you're able to open and use this template, it might make the formatting process for your papers a bit easier.

Hacker MLA 2009 Update: In 2009 MLA changed some of the details on formatting the Works Cited page, specifically for citing print and web publications.

Evaluating Websites: A short handout on how to evaluate a website as a scholarly source.

Signal Phrases: A collection of good signal phrases to help you introduce your research.   Keep this document by your side while you're writing your papers.

Verb Tense for Analysis of Literature and History: This is an explanation of how to handle verb tenses when you're writing a paper about literature.   Should you say "Joyce's main character was a young boy," or "Joyce's main character is a young boy"?