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MLA citation (9th edition)

This guide covers the changes made to MLA citations in the 9th edition.

Guiding Principles

In the 8th and 9th editions of the MLA Handbook, there is a "universal set of guidelines" for citing sources of any type of format. The major elements included in citations are:

MLA Template of Core Elements: Author. Title of Source. Title of Container, Contributor, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication Date, Location.

Some of these elements may need to be repeated, based on format.

Final Works-Cited-List Entry. Copeland, Edward. "Money." The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen, edited by Copeland and Juliet McMaster, Cambridge UP, 1997, pp. 131-48.

MLA Style Center

MLA Style Center is a website produced by the Modern Language Association. It includes quick guides for using MLA format including works cited, in-text citations, and setting up a research paper.