How to Find Citation Format in Library Databases
EBSCOHost and Gale PowerSearch have not yet changed their MLA citation tools to the 8th edition. If your professor is asking you to use the 8th edition you will have to configure the citation yourself using the resources provided to you in this guide.
The 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook was published in April, 2016. Please check with your Professor to ensure which edition he/she would like you to use for your papers!!
What is MLA Citation Style?
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.
For example, use MLA style when writing papers in the following subject areas: literature, languages, religion & philosophy.
Plagiarism and Academic Integrity
To plagiarize means to "commit literary theft" and to "present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary [11th ed.; 2003; print]).
When accessing our Library's databases a dialog box opens providing you with information regarding the penalties for infringing upon copyright laws and for plagiarism. Please be sure to read this information before undertaking any research.
Section V of the MassBay Student Handbook addresses Academic Dishonesty and Code of Conduct. You can gain access to this information by clicking on the following link:
If you need additional assistance with this guide or if you have any research questions, please contact me: