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Citing Sources

MLA CITATION STYLE

 

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MLA has a new 8th edition! Check with your instructor which edition you should be using!

                MLA Handbook

The 9th edition of the MLA Handbook was published in 2021. What's New in the 9th Edition?

MLA Style (Modern Language Association) is used often to cite sources within the Liberal Arts and Humanities.  The 9th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers contains information on how to write papers in MLA Style, citing within your paper, and how to prepare the Works Cited page.  See the resources below for more information:

FINDING CITATIONS IN ONE SEARCH

FINDING CITATIONS IN EBSCO

HANGING INDENTS & DOUBLE SPACING

CORE ELEMENTS FOR MLA FORMAT, 9th ed.

These are the general pieces of information that MLA suggests including in each Works Cited entry. In your citation, the elements should be listed in the following order:

  1. Author.
  2. Title of source.
  3. Title of container,
  4. Other contributors,
  5. Version,
  6. Number,
  7. Publisher,
  8. Publication date,
  9. Location.

Each element should be followed by the punctuation mark shown here.

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