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MLA Citation Print Page

About MLA

MLA citation style is most frequently used in the humanities (literature, languages, art). The MLA Handbook was first published by the Modern Language Association in 1951.

MLA style relies on parenthetical citations (author, page number) for material that is quoted, summarized or paraphrased in the text of a paper. The sources referenced in parenthetical citations are compiled at the end of the paper as a Works Cited list.


Style Manual

Consult the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers as the definitive source for MLA citation rules.

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MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition) - Modern Language Association of America
Call Number: Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference LB2369 .G53 2009 (Lib Use Only)
ISBN: 1603290249
A copy is available for regular loan: Shields Library LB2369 .G53 2009.
See also: Frequently Asked Questions About the MLA Handbook

Recommended Guides

Visit these reputable websites for examples of MLA style citations:

Citation Generators

These free tools prompt you to enter in the components of a citation, and configure the elements according to MLA guidelines. Make sure you verify the accuracy of your results by consulting the MLA Handbook!

  • KnightCite
    This site is maintained by the Hekman Library at Calvin College in Michigan.
  • Son of Citation Machine
    Select the type of source you are citing and complete the web form. For books, you can enter an ISBN to populate the form automatically.
  • NoodleTools Express
    This tool is useful if you only need to generate citations for a couple of sources.

Research Tip

Many of the library's subscription article databases will generate a formatted citation for you.

Be sure to look for Cite options in your database search results!


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