What is MLA?
MLA 7 is a citation style developed by the Modern Language Association to help researchers accurately cite their sources when it’s time to write their final paper. Primarily used when citing sources for humanities papers, MLA 7 uses formatting guidelines for citing virtually every type of resource, from an article to a music score.
Although MLA 8 is already available, many researchers are still using MLA 7 to cite sources as they draft their final papers.
MLA Style Guidelines
- Works Cited: Books
- Works Cited: Periodicals
- Works Cited: Electronic Sources
- Works Cited: Other Common Sources
All links are to The OWL at Purdue, an Online Writing Lab created and maintained by the English department at Purdue University
Use online resources to help you cite