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MLA Style: MLA 7th Edition Home

The 7th editon of the MLA Handbook has been superceded by the 8th edition, 2016


The MLA Handbook, 7th edition, is being superseded by the 8th edition, which was published in April 2016.  During this transition it is very important that you know which edition of the MLA Handbook your instructor is using for your class assignments.   If your instructor is NOT using the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook, go to the subject guide for the 8th edition.

About This Guide

This Modern Language  Association (MLA) formatting style guide is designed to help you create MLA citation style in-text citations and a works cited list for your research paper.  Use the tabs above to locate MLA books at WNC Library, video tutorials, and citation generators.

If you need additional help writing your paper using the MLA style, please consult your instructor or contact the library for additional help.  

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MLA Handbook

The MLA Handbook, 7th edition, is the best source of information for writing a paper in the MLA style.   Copies are available for check out  at the WNC Library.


Many of the WNC faculty check their students’ papers for plagiarism using a software program called “Turnitin.”  To find out more information about plagiarism, go to the Plagiarism Research Guide.

Favorite MLA Style Web Sites

MLA Formatting and Style Guide.  MLA citation style guidelines from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University. Sample research paper.

MLA Style Citation Guide.  This brief guide from the Seattle Central Community College Library is an excellent overview of the basics of the MLA citation style.

EasyBib MLA Format Guide, 7th Edition.

Citation Fox: MLA.  An excellent overview of the MLA citation style from the University of Albany (SUNY) Library.

Citing Sources: MLA Style.  This site, from the Lansing Community College Library, gives examples of the MLA citation style to compile a works cited page and compose in-text citations.

MLA Citation Examples.  A clear and concise guide to citing sources from the University of Maryland.

Sample research papers.  An expanded list of sample papers from Skyline College.