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Writing a research paper just got a whole lot easier!

Thanks to the new MLA style 

“A fabulous, innovative new approach to having students think about citation and what it means.”

—Dara Rossman Regaignon
New York University

Cite every source correctly, every time.

Works are published today in a dizzying range of formats—in print, online, as audiobooks, tweets, or videos. So the MLA reinvented citation style, making it easier to cite any source.

Don’t just follow the rulesunderstand them.

Instead of just offering a list of rules, the new MLA Handbook guides writers through the principles behind evaluating sources for their research. It then shows them how to cite sources in their writing and create useful entries for the works-cited list.

Learn MLA style quickly and easily.

Shorter and redesigned for easy use, the groundbreaking eighth edition of the MLA Handbook contains one universal set of guidelines, which writers can apply to any type of source.

“I have taught college writing for thirty years. This is the MLA style we have needed for a long time. I love it!”

—Michael Greer
University of Arkansas, Little Rock

Additional Resources for Mastering the New MLA Style

Check out the following free, online resources. Developed exclusively by the Modern Language Association, they are the only authorized online sources for information on MLA writing and citation style.

The MLA Style Center

Visit The MLA Style Center at style.mla.org for writing tips, guidelines on formatting, answers from MLA editors, and more. It’s free, and no registration is required!

The Source

Be the first to receive news and the latest updates on MLA style by subscribing to our newsletter about all things MLA style, The Source.

Ask the MLA

Is it wrong to type spaces before and after a dash? Read answers to questions like this and more from the MLA editors and submit a question of your own.

About MLA Style

The Modern Language Association published the first MLA Style Sheet, the precursor to the MLA Handbook, in 1951. In the following decades, the association has become an essential resource for writers and researchers. The MLA Handbook, the authoritative text on MLA style, is used by millions of students, scholars and professionals around the world.

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