Did your instructor tell you to use MLA style to format your paper? Then you're in the right place. This guide, based on the 9th edition of MLA, includes some quick how-tos, a little explanation, and resources in case you need to look something up. Be sure and ask your instructor which edition of MLA they are using.
A note on using "Cite" buttons that you click in O.W.L. and GALILEO or citation generator websites: They are fine to use--saves you typing--but always double check your citation. They are not always correct.
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Note: Numbers in parentheses (4.14-16), refer to chapters and sections of the MLA handbook, 9th edition. So the example refers to chapter 4, sections 14-16.
For more information, see "MLA General Format." Purdue Online Writing Lab or chapter 1 (unless otherwise noted) of MLA9.
For more information, see "MLA ninth edition: What's new and different." Purdue Online Writing Lab.
MLA Handbook. 9th ed., The Modern Language Association of America, 2021.
"MLA formatting and style guide." Purdue Online Writing Lab. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2021, owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_general_format.html. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.
*Note that the access date is not required but highly recommended, see "MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources." Purdue Online Writing Lab, Basic style for citations sec..
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