"MLA style for documentation is widely used in the humanities, especially in writing on language and literature. Generally simpler and more concise than other styles, MLA style features brief parenthetical citations in the text keyed to an alphabetical list of works cited that appears at the end of the work."
~ Modern Language Association
Content borrowed from the University Libraries Citation LibGuide.
"MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities." -OWL at Purdue
You can also refer to a copy of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed., 2009. As a distance student you can request this via ILL or UBorrow, or check out a copy from your local library. You can search on WorldCat to find a library close to you that has this book:
1. Click here to go to the WorldCat listing for the this book.
2. Then under, "Find a copy in the library," enter your zipcode or location and click on "Find Libraries."
3. The results will tell you the nearest library that has this book.