MLA Style

Writers and publishers in the humanities and liberal arts follow the standards set by the Modern Language Association (MLA) for formatting documents and for documenting sources. This site presents the basics of MLA style. For more comprehensive information, consult the MLA Handbook 8th edition (2016).

The 8th edition of the MLA Handbook introduces some significant changes to its previous documentation style. For a quick summary of these changes see: mla.org/MLA-Style/What-s-New-in-the-Eighth-Edition

Document Format


Citation Format


How to Quote:


Documenting Sources


Page Last Updated: 4 October 2016