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MLA Style for Writing: Home

This guide will cover MLA format for papers.

What is MLA Style?

Style guides help writers determine how to format their papers (e.g., the width of margins, font size and type, line spacing, etc.) as well as citations (i.e., documentation of sources used in research for writing).

Modern Language Association (MLA) is the writing and citation style preferred by the disciplines included in the Liberal Arts and Humanities.

The newly published, 8th edition, of the MLA Handbook, focuses on one universal set of citation guidelines, which can be applied to any type of source.

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