Skip to Main Content

MLA Style Guide

What is MLA

Access the MLA Handbook 9th Edition Plus online.

MLA (Modern Language Association) is a set of guidelines for documenting sources and formatting papers.


Reasons to use a citation format:

  • Giving credit to the authors and avoiding plagiarism
  • Show readers where you incorporated research and evidence
  • Unify the presentation of the information and convey professional communication skills