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Citation Styles

Online Sources for MLA Style

These online sources are helpful in resolving citation style questions, however, they are not the official MLA Style guides but rather an interruption of the citation style and may be prone to inaccuracies. Always consult the official style manuals first for the most accurate information.

MLA Citation Style Tutorial 
ASU Library

Citation Builder
UNC Libraries, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Citation Fox
University Libraries,University at Albany, SUNY.


Documenting Sources: MLA Style
Easy Writer Resources, Lunsford Handbook series


Humanities: Documenting Sources
Research and Documentation Online, 5th ed., by Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister.


MLA Formatting and Style Guide
OWL - the Purdue (University) Online Writing Lab.


MLA Style Center

Limited help on how to format papers and create a works cited page


Who Should Use MLA Citation Style?

The Modern Language Association Style or MLA Style is generally used by disciplines in the humanities

Disciplines Using MLA Style Include But Are Not Limited to:

  • English
  • Literature
  • Art
  • Philosophy
  • Religion

How to Use This Guide

This guide is divided into several sections.  The main MLA page provides an overview of this citation style, who should use it and identifies print and online sources. The  additional sections discuss the basic guidelines and changes for using MLA style, 7th ed. in the reference list; using in-text citations, and lastly, provides examples of how different resources are formatted in MLA.