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How do I write MLA citations?

Last updated on Aug 08, 2022    citations


We recommend these online guides to help you with your MLA style citations:

  • MLA Formatting and Style Guide from Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL).
  • The MLA Style Center is run by the MLA and has editors who will answer questions, FAQ, and blogs that go deeply into knotty documentation issues. Find MLA sample papers, formatting tips, and a Works Cited guide.

We also have print copies of the MLA Handbook available for use at the Research Help Desk and the Reference shelf on the first floor of the Library.  Additionally, many of the databases provide citations, though you should proofread them for accuracy.