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MLA Style

This guide contains examples of common citation formats in MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, based on the 3rd edition (2008) of the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing and the 7th edition (2009) of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. MLA style is widely used in the humanities, especially in writing on language and literature.

Note: Citations with more than one line of text should have a hanging indent of 1/2 inch or 5 spaces.

For more information and examples, see the following resources.

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