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Citation Styles

MLA: An Introduction

Created by the Modern Language Association, MLA is most commonly used in the liberal arts and humanities. The eighth edition of the MLA Handbook was published in August 2016.  You may also want to use the free online MLA Style Center.

Are you wondering what happened to The MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing?  The manual went out of print in April 2016.  The MLA Handbook is now the authoritative source for MLA style. 

Note: The ninth edition of the MLA Handbook is coming in April 2021!  This page will be updated with new resources in Summer 2021.

Books for MLA, 8th edition


Note: The ninth edition of the MLA Handbook is coming!

Sources That Cite Other Sources, in MLA, 8th edition

Confused about how to cite a source within a source? The site below from the University of Maryland University College provides an explanation and additional help on MLA 8th edition formatting. 

Websites for MLA, 8th editon