MLA Citation Guidelines

MLA citation style will commonly be used in english class. Check with your teacher for their specific requirements before writing your paper and refer to the information below or the librarians for more help.

NOTE: When conducting research keep track of important source information including, title, author, date of publication, publisher/source etc. to make creating citations easier.

Useful Links

MLA Style Center | MLA Style Center, the only authorized Web site on MLA style, provides free resources on research, writing, and documentation.MLA Style Center: Works Cited Quick Guide

Includes examples of citations from different types of sources and how they fit into MLA                                                                citation guidelines. 

Welcome to the Purdue Online Writing Lab - Purdue OWL® - Purdue UniversityPurdue Online Writing Lab: MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Includes a general overview for formatting a MLA Style paper and guidelines for citations. 


Free ToolsNoodleTools Express

Citation generation tool. Insert appropriate information about your source and receive a properly formatted citation.

Citation Manuals

MLA Handbook: The Modern Language Association of America: 9781603292627: BooksMLA Handbook Eight Edition

A complete guide to MLA Style Guidelines including guidance on in-text citations and Works Cited lists.

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