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Citing in MLA Style

In 2016, the Modern Language Association published the 8th edition of their essential handbook. This guide is meant to serve as a quick overview.

The Core Elements

The 8th edition of the MLA Handbook provides a new take on the important process of documenting your sources.

Instead of outlining the precise documentation format for each of a million different types of sources (books, articles, websites, film, photographs, etc.), this edition focuses on the core elements common to most types of sources. Use the side navigation to explore each of these  elements.

The Core Elements


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