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MLA Format - 9th Edition

MLA Format - 9th Edition

The Modern Language Association (MLA) published the 9th edition of their handbook in 2021. Some departments and instructors may still be using MLA- 8th edition. Please consult your instructor if you are unsure which edition to use. 

Introduction to MLA Style

Building confidence in the information and ideas we share with one another is perhaps more important today than ever before, and for nearly a century it has been the driving principle behind MLA style, a set of standards for writing and documentation used by writers to find and evaluate information, alert their audience to the trustworthiness of their findings through citation, and shape the expression of their ideas in conversation with others. 

-MLA Style | Modern Language Association

There are several official resources online to help you with MLA:

The main navigation links will show you how to set up your paper in MLA format, and how to properly cite a variety of resources, both in your references list and within your paper using in-text citations.

Lesley Tutoring Services

Librarians are happy to answer questions about citations, but we do not proof-read citations for accuracy. Contact Lesley's Center for Academic Achievement for help with formatting MLA, as well as writing papers and other academic challenges.

Services include:

  • online tutoring for students taking courses off-campus or during intensive residencies
  • face-to-face tutoring for students taking courses on-campus.

This LibGuide was adapted from "APA (7th edition) Citation Guide" by Professor/Librarian Diana J. Matthews of the Lawrence W. Tyree Library at Santa Fe College.