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MLA Quick Citation Guide

This guide contains examples of common citation formats in MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Citing Generative AI Tools

Before making use of any generative AI tool (such as ChatGPT) for class assignments, consult your instructor and your syllabus for guidance on using, quoting, and citing generative AI.

For guidelines on citing generative AI in MLA style see the entry on “How do I cite generative AI in MLA Style?” from the official MLA style website.


In text:
T. S. Eliot's poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" uses symbolism to show the alienation and anxiety inherent in modern society (“Describe the use of symbolism”).

Entry in works cited list:
“Describe the use of symbolism in the poem ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ by T. S. Eliot” prompt. ChatGPT, 23 Mar. version, OpenAI, 7 Apr. 2023,