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MLA Citation Style Guide

The MLA Citation Style is often used for classes in the humanities, such as English and history. The APA Citation Style is the other common format, usually used in the sciences. See the APA citations guide for more information.

The formats in this guide are based on the 8th edition of the MLA HandbookFor a summary of the changes to the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook, see "What's New in the Eighth Edition" on the MLA website.

Questions? Ask a librarian, consult the MLA Handbook (see above), or visit the MLA Style Center.

These handouts are for citations in MLA 7th edition format. Please note that the 7th edition is not current - do not use this format unless your instructor asks you to.

Access EasyBib

EasyBib is an online tool to help you create citations. PLEASE NOTE: You can create MLA citations without logging in. However, if you need to create APA citations, you MUST create an account (or update your account) using Butler's institutional coupon code. Instructions are in the PDF linked below.


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