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MLA Citation Guide: Home

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For additional examples relating to formatting papers, in-text citations, Works Cited lists, and annotated bibliographies in MLA Style see:


This Guide was adapted from the MLA Guides done by the Librarians at the McConnell Library at Radford University and the Val A. Browning Library at Dixie State College and by Lynn Library at Lynn University. 

MLA Handbook

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The MLA citation style was established by the Modern Language Association of America (MLA), and is most commonly used in the liberal arts and humanities, especially in the fields of language and literature. The examples in this guide show you how to cite the most commonly used sources.

The latest edition of MLA Handbook was published in April 2016, and this citation guide reflects the updates introduced in the 8th edition.



For a more detailed explanation of the updates, please see: What’s New in the Eighth Edition:  

For additional citation examples and further MLA style information, please refer to the MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Copies are available in Smith Library, Wanek Center Learning Commons and the SOE Resource Center (R808.02 G35m 2016).

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