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Citing Sources: MLA

About this Guide

  • This Research Guide is for MLA 8th edition style.
  • Ask your instructor which style format is required for your class.
  • If you need APA style, see our APA style research guide.

Use this MLA guide to:

  • Learn how to: 
    • Properly cite the sources you've consulted for research in MLA style
    • Cite your sources within the text of your paper
    • Cite your sources at the end of your paper in a "Works Cited" list
    • Create a Works Cited list / Bibliography / List of Works Consulted / References and parenthetical references (footnotes) in MLA style 
  • For students, faculty, researchers

mw 4/20/17

Table of contents

Table of Contents:

  • Basics - Why cite?
  • About MLA 8th ed.
  • MLA basics & practice template
  • In-text citations / Notes
  • Citation examples in "Works Cited" lists: 
    • Books / eBooks
    • ​Articles
    • Databases
    • Forecasts
    • Images / Photographs / Art works
    • Television / Radio / Films / DVDs / Videos
    • Interviews
    • Websites
  • "Works Cited" list: basics/format
  • Help
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