MLA Style

Writers and publishers in the humanities and liberal arts follow the standards set by the Modern Language Association (MLA) for formatting documents and for documenting sources. This site presents the basics of MLA style.

For more comprehensive information, consult the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition (2009) or the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd edition (2008).



Document Format


Anatomy of a Citation


How to Quote:


Documenting Sources