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MLA Style: Basics

This guide is intended to help you cite sources in MLA style, avoid plagiarism, learn what MLA style is and includes, find examples of MLA style, lead you to campus resources that can help you cite sources in MLA, and more.

Welcome

We are currently in the process of updating this guide to the MLA 8th edition style - some content may still follow the 7th edition rules. For a list of key changes in the 8th edition, click here.

This guide is intended to help you cite sources in MLA style, avoid plagiarism, learn what MLA style is and includes, find examples  of MLA style, lead you to campus resources that can help you cite sources in MLA, and more.

Please note that the information provided on these pages is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. If you need additional assistance citing sources in MLA beyond what is provided here, speak to your professor or contact the Wolak Learning Center (UC Students) or Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional help.

Navigate through this guide by using the tabs to the left and visit the Citing Your Sources guide for more information.