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Philosophy: Citing in MLA

MLA Style

MLA style is usually used in English and the humanities. MLA stands for the Modern Language Association.

MLA Handbook

MLA Style, 8th Edition: An Introduction


Use the following links to learn how to format a paper in MLA.

Use the following links to help you cite sources within the text of your paper in MLA. In-text citations direct readers to the full citation in the Works Cited page.

Use the following handout and websites to find examples for how to cite your sources at the end of of your paper in MLA.

MLA Formatting Guide

"MLA Formatting Guide” by Excelsior OWL is licensed under CC BY 4.0.