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This guide will help you cite sources in MLA Citation Style 7th Edition

MLA Edition

Examples in this guide are based on the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook. Check with your professors to see which version of MLA style you should use as a new edition was recently published. MLA 8th edition help here.


This guide based on a template provided by Red Deer College Library in Alberta, Canada. 

Getting Started!

Welcome to the MLA resource page. Modern Language Association (MLA) style is commonly used for citing references in Humanities courses, such as English and General Education Writing courses. Giving credit to your sources of information is a very important part of academic research. The following sections provide you with basic information and examples to help you cite the sources that you come across during your research using the MLA style. For further information, check the MLA Style Guide and MLA Handbook. The purpose of documentation is to:

  • Identify (cite) other people’s ideas and information used within your own essay or term paper.
  • Indicate the authors or sources of these in a Works Cited list at the end of your paper.

Click on the links below (or tabs above) to learn more about how to cite specific resources.

General Guidelines




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The purpose of this guide is to provide some helpful examples; however, it may  not be perfect. For more detailed information refer to the MLA Handbook (7th ed.) available at the Ask Here Desk in the Library, ask your instructor, or Ask Us


****If you need information on MLA 8th edition, you can find some help here.****



General Guidelines for MLA Style

  • All sources of information and data, whether quoted directly or paraphrased, are cited with parenthetical references in the text of your paper.
  • Double-space your entire paper, including the “Works Cited” list and any block quotes (116).

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