What is MLA Style?
MLA Style, currently in its 7th edition, is a citation protocol established by the Modern Language Association. MLA is most often used in the Humanities disciplines including, but not limited to:
Be sure to check with your professor as to what citation style is required for each assignment!
What does MLA Style Include?
Citing Sources in MLA: Books & Web Resources
The library provides access to resources like books, ebooks, and websites that can help you cite sources in MLAstyle. Please visit our Citing Your Sources guide or explore the books and web resources listed below for help. You may also want to contact the Wolak Learning Center (UC Students) or Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional information about citing sources in MLA Style.
Helpful Books from the Library:
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers by Joseph Gibaldi; Modern Language Association of America Staff
The Brief Penguin Handbook with Exercises by Lester Faigley
To find more books and ebooks on citing sources in MLA Style, please search the Online Library Catalog.
Helpful Web Resources:
These web resources may be helpful if you need assistance citing sources in MLA Style. However, be sure to evaluate any sources you use--the Shapiro Library cannot vouch for the accuracy of information provided on external websites.
Citing Sources in MLA: Video Tutorials
Via the Atomic Learning database, currently enrolled SNHU students, faculty, and staff can access video tutorials that can help you cite sources in MLA style. Please visit our Citing Your Sources guide or contact the Wolak Learning Center (UC Students) or Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional information about citing sources in MLA Style.
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MLA (2009 Ed.) Research Paper Basics (Full Playlist)
MLA Formatting Basics
Footnotes and Endnotes
The Works Cited Page
Examples of Sources Cited in MLA
Visit these links to see examples of citing sources in MLA. Check out the OWL at Purdue website for more examples of MLA style formatting.
More Help Citing Sources in MLA
Still need help citing sources in MLA? Contact the Wolak Learning Center (UC Students) at 603.645.9606 or TheLearningCenter@snhu.edu or the Online Writing Center (COCE Students) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, all SNHU students, including online and evening students, enrolled in a writing intensive class may use SmarThinking--a free online tutoring service.
Alternatively, try one of these citation games or contact your professor for help: