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MLA Style Center
MLA Style Center - help center at the Modern Language Association home page.
MLA Handbook by
Call Number: 808.027 M63m, 2021
Publication Date: 2021-04-06
The ninth edition of the MLA Handbook is a textbook and reference guide that offers student writers and writing instructors guidance on creating works-cited-list entries in MLA style using the template of core elements. It features advice on punctuation, grammar, inclusive language, formatting research papers, and in-text citations. Includes an appendix of sample works-cited-list entries, illustrations, and an index
NEW in 9th edition
A list taken from style.mla.org of the updates to the new edition of the handbook:
- expanded, in-depth guidance on how to use the MLA template of core elements to create works-cited-list entries that shows what each core element is, where to find it, and how to style it
- clarification that element names are not always literal and can apply to a range of situations (e.g., the Publisher element can refer to the publisher of a book or a sponsoring organization like the theater company that put on a play)
- a new, easy-to-follow explanation of in-text citations
- a new chapter containing recommendations for using inclusive language
- a new appendix with hundreds of sample works-cited-list entries listed by publication format, including books, databases, websites, YouTube videos, interviews, and more
- updated guidelines on avoiding plagiarism
- a new chapter on formatting a research paper
- new, expanded guidelines on spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and more
- a new chapter on using notes in MLA style
MLA Works Cited Quick Guide
Interactive MLA Style Works Cited Quick Guide
A click-through guide on identifying and properly formatting the individual parts of source citations for MLA format.
Works Cited Entry Interactive Practice Template
An interactive tool available at style.mla.org to practice creating source citations. Does not create a bibliography, but shows each element of your citation as you type them into their appropriate boxes. Useful for visual learners to see how a citation is created, one element at a time.