In English Studies, the MLA style is a set of standards for writing and documentation used by writers to:
These standards are laid out in the MLA Handbook. As of 2021, the MLA Handbook is in its 9th edition. Some classes and professors may still be using the 8th edition, though.
Find print copies of the 8th edition and 9th edition at the Libraries. The MLA Style Center website also offers:
Tip: Pay attention to the edition offered by citation generator and management tools, and choose accordingly.
Use any of these citation generators to quickly create citations.
Use with caution, though. Not all are 100% accurate. Some miss finer details like capitalization or punctuation. Proof the final citations according to a style manual.
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) contains writing resources and instructional materials focused on the writing process, academic writing, mechanics, grammar, punctuation, and more.