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Citation Help for MLA, 8th Edition: Reference Formats

An introduction to MLA Style.

Reference Formats

Please use the pull-down menu on the "Reference Formats" tab to see examples and explanations for a variety of resources.

There is also a page titled "Variations" including some ways to deal with frequent questions; however, please consult the MLA Handbook 8th edition  for more complex resources or ones that do not follow the standard pattern. Copies of this manual are available on reserve at the Library or else you can purchase copies at a bookstore near you.

Disclaimer: The Librarians make no claims to be experts in MLA style. However, we are frequently asked questions about how to do it. If you disagree with our interpretations of the style manual, or if we are flat-out wrong, please email the Library.