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What does MLA stand for?

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The abbreviation "MLA" most often stands for "Modern Language Association." Founded in 1883, the MLA describes itself as an organization that provides its members the opportunity to share and exchange scholarly findings and education-related experiences with their colleagues and peers.

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The MLA is committed to serving the unique needs of English and foreign language teachers at different types of schools. These include middle and secondary schools as well as institutions of higher education. The MLA is active in over 100 countries with approximately 30,000 members. The organization conducts an annual convention, which brings together its members from around the world.

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    How do you cite a PDF in MLA?

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    To cite a PDF in MLA, identify what type of the work it is, and then cite accordingly. If the work cannot be cited by type, then it should be cited following the digital file guidelines.

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    How can you find an example of the MLA format for references?

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    Examples of MLA format references are available on MLA style guide pages of the Purdue OWL and Cornell University Library websites. Examples are also available in Modern Language Association's official guide books "The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers" and "The MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing."

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    How do you format a heading in MLA?

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    To format a heading for a college paper in MLA format, follow the general guidelines of MLA formatting such as the correct font, spacing, margins and using a header. After this is established, input the expected information including your name, instructor's name, the course, date and title.

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