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Citing Sources (Citation Style)

Links to resources that provide examples of how to write citations, create a works cited list, and format written documents in various styles for several academic disciplines.

Available in the Library's Reserves & Reference

The print guide is the comprehensive source for MLA citation style. Use the index to find examples.

MLA - Modern Language Association

Used for liberal arts and the humanities. Always use the style required by your instructor.  

The following sites provide examples of how to write citations in MLA format for specific sources including books, periodical articles, Web pages and other Internet resources.

Print this pdf version or ask for a copy at the Milne Library Research Help Desk. Written by Milne Librarians. Summary of the MLA guidelines.

All-round best guide to formatting papers and citations in MLA. Also includes many tutorials on how to research and write papers.  

Excelsior College Online Writing Lab

All-round best guide to formatting papers and citations in APA, MLA, and Chicago. Also includes many tutorials on how to research and write papers. 

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th edition

Older versions also available

MLA Handbook, 8th edition  

REF LB 2369 G53 2016

The print style guide is more comprehensive than the web site and will have many more examples. Use the index to find examples.

The print copy is available in Milne Library's Reference Collection.