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MLA Citation

MLA Citation Style

MLA Book 8th EdMLA (Modern Language Association) citation style is a set of guidelines that explain how to properly give credit to the books, articles and other resources you used in a paper or assignment.  This guide is based on the 8th edition MLA Handbook.

This guide covers the most common types of citations that college students use but for more examples and explanations you might want to check out the original book.

A copy of the handbook is kept at the Reference Desk on the second floor of the library.  Please ask the librarian if it's available.


This guide was based on the MLA Citation Guides created by the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University, EasyBib and Rasmussen College.

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