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MLA (Modern Language Association) Citation Style

This is using MLA 8

MLA Citation Style Overview

** NOTE: This guide uses the 8th edition of the MLA Citation Guide

MLA (Modern Language Association) Citation Style is primarily used in the humanities, especially in English and Literature fields. Make sure to check which citation style is required before you start for class assignments or research publications. 

This is a very quick overview of what should be included in your citations. Much more detail is provided on the Work Cited page. While not every element is used for every source, the elements should appear in this order when they are present: 

  1. Author(s).
  2. Title of source. (Title of newspaper article, magazine article, journal article)
  3. Title of container, (Title of newspaper, magazine, journal, etc.)
  4. Other contributors,
  5. Version,
  6. Number,
  7. Publisher,
  8. Publication date,
  9. Location.
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