MLA style has been widely adopted by schools, academic departments, and instructors for over half a century.
MLA style was created by the Modern Language Association of America.
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If the Bible was the greatest story ever told, then the MLA Handbook is, perhaps, the greatest necessary evil ever written.Direct quotations generally appear in quotation marks and end with a citation.Works Cited List: Contains details on ALL the sources cited in a text or essay, and supports your research and/or premise."MLA style for documentation is widely used in the humanities, especially in writing on language and literature.MLA style features brief parenthetical citations in the text keyed to an alphabetical list of works cited that appears at the end of the work.The access date is added to the end of citations for all websites except library databases. Citing: The process of acknowledging the sources of your information and ideas.In-Text Citation: A brief note at the point in your paper where information is used from a source to indicate where the information came from.Learn more below about the changes to MLA guidelines.Get resources for teaching, an FAQ, tips on writing, and more on If you ever need assistance with your MLA citations, please contact us., published in 2016, rethinks documentation for an era of digital publication.The MLA now recommends a universal set of guidelines that writers can apply to any source and gives writers in all fields—from the sciences to the humanities—the tools to intuitively document sources.