The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition is the offical guide of MLA citation formatting. You can find the manual at the reference desk and in the reference section of the Library's collection.
Help With Different Parts of MLA
Use the links below to help citing your sources and formatting your paper in MLA Style.
Books to Help With the Writing Process
The College of Marin Library has several books that can be consulted for quick help with all aspects of the writing process, including grammar, composition, and citing sources.
MLA (Modern Language Association) Style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts, such as English, History, Art, and Speech classes.
The MLA Handbook (8th ed.) is published by the Modern Language Association and is considered the authority on MLA Style.
MLA Works Cited Page
When you use outside sources, you will need to create a works cited list that tells your reader all the information they need to find the source themselves if they want to.
Adapted from MLA Style Center. MLA Sample Paper, 2016.
For more information about creating a works cited list, see MLA Style Center. There you will find examples of how to cite many different types of sources.
Trusted Websites that Can Help With MLA
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