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Citing MLA (9th ed): Home

The Purpose of this guide is to help you use MLA style to format your writing and cite your sources.  MLA style is used for student and professional writing in the arts, English, language arts, foreign language, literature, and cultural studies.

MLA citations are made up of CORE ELEMENTS describing a source.  These elements are organized into containers.  A source may reside in more than one container when the work is part of a larger whole (ex. an article in a journal).  The article is the source and the journal is the container.

Visit the MLA website for a quick guide to citation generation, an interactive practice template and citation examples by format.

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