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Citing Sources (APA, MLA, ...): MLA Style (Ninth Edition)

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The Modern Language Association (MLA) reference style is widely used in the humanities. In MLA style, you should first briefly credit sources with parenthetical citations in the text of your paper, and then include a complete citation to each source in the works cited list at the end of your paper.

You can find help with both in this part of the guide:

The Library's guide is based on the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook.

Below are links to other helpful online resources for MLA style:

MLA Handbook and Manuals