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Writing & Citing (APA, MLA etc.)

Self-help for creating citations and references for research papers.

MLA (Modern Language Association)

MLA style is widely used in the humanities, particularly by disciplines that study literature and/or critical theory.

Quick Citation Guides

Print Handbook in the Library

Tutorials & Videos

8th Edition

In 2016 a new 8th edition of the Publication Manual of the MLA handbook was released. Make sure to check with your instructor for what edition to use on your papers. After a new release, some instructors may continue to accept or use the prior edition. 

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