MLA (Modern Language Association)

February 2, 2008

MLA (Modern Language Association) is the citation style used in the humanities.

MLA Style Guide, The OWL at Purdue

Purdue’s OWL (Online Writing Lab) was one of the first online services and remains one of the most respected for its online handouts. This resource covers MLA (Modern Language Association) style for citing sources used within the liberal arts and is updated according to the 6th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers and the 2nd edition of the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing.   The resource includes explanation and examples of in-text citations and the Works Cited page. 


This is the official MLA FAQ page that includes responses to key electronic source questions such as  “How do I document sources from the Web in my works-cited list?” and “I am using a source on the Web that has no page numbers. How do I cite it?” and more.

MLA Style: English and Other Humanities
Diana Hacker Resources

Examples of bibliographic and in-text citations using MLA in English and other humanities.