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The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (MLA) style is commonly used in Humanities fields such as languages, literature, history, philosophy, religion, visual arts, and performing arts. If unclear, ask your instructor which citation style is preferred.
MLA 9th edition was released in April 2021. However, formatting for both in-text and Works Cited citations remains the same as in the 8th edition. Most changes are to the layout of the official handbook and use of inclusive language. Go here for an overview of MLA 9th Edition Updates.
Citation style guides offer instruction and examples for properly formatting citations in a given citation style. This can include formatting for in-text citations, end-of-paper citations as well as formatting for the paper itself, including rules for title pages, page numbering, font style and size, section headers and more.
Created by the Purdue Online Writing Lab, this comprehensive style guide offers instruction on how to format in-text and end-of-paper citations for different source types, general formatting rules for a paper written in MLA style, and sample papers and presentations.
Created under a Creative Commons license by the staff at Seneca Libraries, this comprehensive and easy-to-use style guide includes instruction on how to format in-text and end-of-paper citations for different source types, general formatting rules for a paper written in MLA style, annotated bibliography instructions and examples, and sample papers using MLA style [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/]
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