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MLA Style, 8th Edition: Home

Using this Guide

Welcome to the MLA Style resources page. MLA is a style of citations and formatting that is created and updated by the Modern Language Association and is most commonly used in the humanities, such as Literature and Philosophy.

In this guide, you'll find sample reference citations for a Works Cited page as well as links to sample citations in-text. Use these pages as an introduction to basic MLA citation style; further examples are found in the MLA Handbook and at the MLA Style Center.

Choose one of the tabs above to learn about citing specific types of resources.

MLA Edition

Examples in this guide are based on:

MLA Handbook Eighth Edition Cover

MLA Handbook, 8th ed.

MLA, 2016.

 

 

 

 

Many citation sites that help students create bibliographies have not updated their information to include the recent changes to MLA style. If you're familiar with the 7th Edition and would like a quick overview of the 8th edition, see What's New in the Eighth Edition from the MLA Style Center.

Additional MLA Resources

Need to cite a different type of source than that basics that are covered here? The following links go to other trusted sites on MLA.

Writing Assistance

BGSU's Learning Commons helps writers improve their work. Contact the Learning Commons for an appointment, or visit its web site to learn what resources the center offers.

Credits and Comments

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MLA citation guide at Bowling Green State University Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.