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MLA Style Guide, 8th ed.

This guide provides tips and examples for MLA style formatting of papers and citations.

In This Guide

This guide gives you some general information about the importance of citation, formatting your paper, links to sample Works Cited pages and full MLA style papers. You can also see specific MLA citation examples in the Works Cited List section.

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Guide Acknowledgements

This guide is adapted from CRC's MLA 8th ed. guide, which is based on a guide developed at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University by Joy Gambill. We thank her for her willingness to share content.

Works Cited for this Guide

“Formatting a Research Paper.” The MLA Style Center, Modern Language Association, 2016, style.mla.org/formatting-papers/. Accessed 1 Aug. 2016.

Gambill, Joy. "MLA 8th ed. Style Guide." Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, 2016, guides.zsr.wfu.edu/c.php?g=530709&p=3630103. Accessed 1 Sept. 2016.

"MLA Formatting and Style Guide." The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab/OWL at Purdue/Purdue U, 2008, owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/. Accessed 23 June 2016.

MLA Handbook. 8th ed., The Modern Language Association of America, 2016.

“Works Cited: A Quick Guide.” The MLA Style Center, Modern Language Association, 2016, style.mla.org/formatting-papers/. Accessed 1 Aug. 2016.