MLA Additional Resources
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page. Note: MLA has recently released the eighth edition of its handbook. See our page on the major changes in the new edition. We will replace our current MLA resources with resources on the eighth edition in summer 2016.
Contributors:Tony Russell, Allen Brizee, Elizabeth Angeli, Russell Keck, Joshua M. Paiz, Michelle Campbell, Rodrigo Rodríguez-Fuentes, Daniel P. Kenzie, Susan Wegener, Purdue OWL Staff
Last Edited: 2014-05-19 02:05:30
It's always best to consult the current MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers for any MLA question. If you are using MLA style for a class assignment, it's also a good idea to consult your professor, advisor, TA, or other campus resources for help. They're the ones who can tell you how the style should apply in your particular case.
For extraordinary questions that aren't covered clearly in the style manual or haven't been answered by your teacher or advisor, you can make an appointment at the Writing Lab by calling (765) 494-3723 or email us at this form.
Print resources from the modern language association
MLA Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, (3rd ed.) (ISBN-13: 978-0-87352-297-7)
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, (7th ed.) (ISBN-13: 978-1-60329-024-1)