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Curry Library's guide for the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style.

Welcome to Curry Library's style guide for the Modern Language Association (MLA).

This guide contains citation formatting and examples from the Modern Language Association (MLA)'s citation style as outlined in the 9th edition of the MLA Handbook.

Note: Curry Library Services does not include assistance with creating or double checking citations. This guide and other resources (such as manuals, handbooks, or databases) serve as generalized guiding resources for students to create their own citations in consultation with their instructor.

If you need assistance using these resources or have further questions, please refer to our MLA Best Practices page or Ask a Librarian.

What's In This Guide

This guide contains examples from the Modern Language Association's citation style as outlined in the 9th edition of the MLA Handbook.

Examples on citing journal articles, newspaper articles, and magazine articles.

Examples on citing whole books/ebooks, chapters of books/ebooks, and edited books/ebooks.

Examples on citing web sites, corporate pages, and pages with no authors.
Examples on citing popular social media sites, audio sources, video sources, and artwork.

MLA Best Practices
Tips on using MLA, including citation consistency and using DOIs vs. Permalinks.

Ask a Librarian
Need further assistance? Contact a Librarian by email, phone, or appointment scheduler.

MLA Handbook