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Combined APA and MLA Citation Guide

MLA Style Handbook 9th Edition (2021)

For the most authoritative information on MLA Style, consult the MLA Handbook, 9th Edition. Copies are readily available at the library reference desk.


What's new in the MLA 9th edition?

The 9th edition of the MLA Handbook has some changes from the previous edition.

Some of the changes include

  • many more citation examples
  • expanded guidance on formatting papers, citing, quoting, paraphrasing & avoiding plagiarism
  • new sections on inclusive language and annotated bibliographies


Here's a chart from MLA outlining the updates and changes.

Using the MLA Citation Guide

For excellent examples of just about anything to do with MLA, try the OWL@Purdue site.

Lansing Community College website is another good source for learning how to format references from print and online sources as well as in-text citations.