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Citation Styles: MLA: Modern Language Association (9th edition)

The MLA Style

MLA: Modern Language Association

MLA style for documentation is widely used in the humanities, especially in writing on language and literature. For questions about the MLA Style, please continue exploring this guide or visit the following webpages:

From the MLA Website:
  • What is MLA Style?
  • MLA Style Center
    • This webpage will help answer any question you have about MLA Style. It covers paper formatting, in-text citations, and provides examples for Works Cited pages and unique example of in-text citations.
  • Ask the MLA
    • This is MLA's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page! Check here to see if they answer your specific question.

Digital Guides

Below are PDF versions of the citation handouts we keep at the Information Desk:

Purdue OWL

Purdue OWL is a great website for getting help on MLA 9th edition citations. You can access their "MLA Formatting and Style Guide" to find help with citations for all types of resources.

MLA Handbook 9th Edition

MLA Sample Paper

Unsure how to format your paper in MLA Style?

The following sample paper will help you! Click the PDF link below.

MLA Sample Paper

Introduction to MLA Citation Style

This series of videos and tutorials will help you learn about the importance of citing sources and how to cite a variety of sources using MLA style.