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MLA Style Guide (7th edition)

Contains examples of MLA Works Cited page citations

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This guide is based upon a guide created by Amy Fyn for Bowling Green State University.


MLA is a style of writing and formatting that is created and updated by the Modern Language Association, and is most commonly used in the humanities, such as in English and General Studies Writing courses.

Within this guide, you'll find sample reference citations for a Works Cited page.

MLA Edition

Examples in this guide are based on:

Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2008. Print.

Many citation sites that help students create bibliographies have not updated their information to include the recent changes to MLA style. Check with your professors to see which version of MLA style you should use for your classes.

For further MLA guidance, see the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. 3rd ed.

Additional MLA Resources

Need more help? Try one of these resources: