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Citation Guides: MLA Style

About this guide

This guide is based on the MLA Handbook, 8th ed. For more details and examples, consult the MLA Handbook. This is a print reference volume which is available in the Ely Library Reference Collection (REF LB 2369 .M53 2016).

Writing Citations using the Modern Language Association’s (MLA) 8th Edition

The new edition has updated guidelines for documenting sources.

The MLA Handbook, 8th ed., focuses on core elements that are common to all works.

All these elements are used to create bibliographic citations for you “Works Cited” page.


Works Cited

These elements are needed to create bibliographic citations for your "Works Cited" page(s). Your "Works Cited" is the list of sources cited in the text of your research paper and is included at the end of your research paper.

Additional MLA Style Guide Websites

The Core Elements

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