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This is a guide to citing sources for research papers in MLA Style
This guide gives the basic format of Modern Language Association (MLA) Style for citing sources in a Works Cited page. For a complete overview of MLA Style, consult the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers listed below. Although the MLA does not provide a free online version, it has some information at Frequently Asked Questions About MLA Style.
MLA Handbook (8th Edition)
In April 2016 the MLA released the 8th edition of its style handbook. This edition has some significant changes in the formatting of citations, and omits the medium of publication (i.e., "Print" or "Web").
- MLA Handbook byCall Number: 808.027 M685 2016ISBN: 9781603292627Publication Date: 2016-04-01The Modern Language Association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. Works are published today in a dizzying range of formats. A book, for example, may be read in print, online, or as an e-book--or perhaps listened to in an audio version. On the Web, modes of publication are regularly invented, combined, and modified. Previous editions of the MLA Handbook provided separate instructions for each format, and additional instructions were required for new formats. In this groundbreaking new edition of its best-selling handbook, the MLA recommends instead one universal set of guidelines, which writers can apply to any type of source. Shorter and redesigned for easy use, the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook guides writers through the principles behind evaluating sources for their research. It then shows them how to cite sources in their writing and create useful entries for the works-cited list. More than just a new edition, this is a new MLA style.