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THTR 562 - Studies in Dramatic Theory and Criticism

Citing Your Sources

Consult the Library's How to Cite Guide for how to properly cite and an overview of the major citation styles. Be sure to check with your professor about which citation style he or she prefers.


Modern Languages Association (MLA) style is one of several styles for academic citation which is used in the humanities. The examples in the guides below cover the more common sources only:

MLA Style Guide in Print

For more detailed information, refer to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed) available in the reference and the circulation collections at LB 2369.G53 2009.







Citation Management Tools

I recommend that you invest some time in learning to use one of the online citation management tools. Have a look at our How To Cite guide for a description of some of the more popular tools. Citation management tools enable you to:

  • download, gather, and store references from databases and library catalogues automatically
  • format citations and bibliographies in seconds
  • connect to your account anywhere there's web access
  • share your citations with other users
  • format bibliographies, in-text references, and footnotes automatically in MLA or 240 other styles.

The UBC Research Commons offers workshops throughout each term on three of the most popular citation management tools: RefWorks, Mendeley, and Zotero. To view upcoming workshops and to register for a session, visit the Library Workshops and Events Calendar and search for citation management. They also offer individual consultation appointments, via the link under "Consultations" on the main Research Commons page. You can also email them at