Always refer to the MLA Handbook for authorized examples to your questions.
Always ask your instructor for specific directions pertaining to your assignment.
The MLA Handbook, 7th edition, is being superseded by the 8th edition, which was published in April 2016. During this transition it is very important that you know which edition of the MLA Handbook your instructor is using for your class assignments. If your instructor is NOT using the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook, go to the subject guide for the 8th edition. For more information visit MLA Style Center.
Some of the citation examples in this guide are from the manual and others are examples from the Fitchburg State Librarians.
MLA is the standard citation style guide for the humanities, especially languages and literature, is the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition, 2009. The American Modern Language Association (MLA) publishes the manual. It is commonly referred to it as the "MLA Manual".
MLA is most often used in the Humanities disciplines including, but not limited to:
What does MLA Style include?
Bookmark these sites!
Purdue University's OWL gives clear brief examples for almost every MLA style question. This site has moved to the 8th edition style, however, this link reviews the differences between the 7th and 8th editions.
A good place to find quick answers to questions such as: How do I format an entry for a book review in my Works Cited Page? How do I cite a webpage that has no author?
When you can't find the answer any place else, check the The MLA Style Center. This blog is written by a group of experts, and they publish weekly posts on writing and publishing using MLA style. You can search the site, explore posts by category, and view the most recent posts and comments.