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College Writing I

Modern Language Association (MLA) Style

📌 Please Note:
The current version of the MLA citation style is the 9th edition (2021). Check with your instructor to be sure of which version of MLA to use.

Where to get Help

MLA Style Center Telling it like it IS for MLA writing style. This is the comprehensive, up to date source for all aspects of formatting and citing in MLA style. It includes detailed instruction on formatting and layout, as well as complete description and examples of how to cite every media type. The site includes video and interactive practice options. Includes such spine tingling topics as "US or U.S.?" Very methodical approach to topics and questions about writing style.

8th Edition

MLA style gives references in the text to a list of works cited. It's distinguishing features

  • an emphasis on author and title instead of the date
  • use of in-text citations, not bibliographic notes

What is new in the eighth edition of MLA style is the approach to creating a list of works cited. Works are no longer cited by publication format.