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Citation Guide: MLA Style

Who should use the MLA Citation Style?


The MLA (Modern Language Association) Style is generally used by the following disciplines: 

  • English
  • Literature
  • Religion
  • Humanities
  • Art
  • Philosophy

What is MLA Style?

MLA Style is a standardized format for writing that has been established by the Modern Language Association.

It is generally used within disciplines related to language and literature, and other humanities disciplines.

MLA Style refers to:

  • the format & structure of your paper.
  • how you cite other authors in text.
  • how you compile a Works Cited page at the end of your paper.

Web Tutorials

For additional help to understand MLA citation style:


Online Sources for MLA Style

Selected MLA Manuals

MLA In-Text Citations: The Basics