What's in this Guide?
In April 2016, MLA published its MLA Handbook (8th ed.) to help make citing sources more consistent and an easier process for students. This new approach places less emphasis on publication format and shifts focus to a source's core elements. As a result, there can be more than one correct way to document a source depending on elements highlighted for a specific scholarly use.
The new edition of the MLA Handbook asks researchers to think about their sources and select and organize the necessary information to document their sources. Instead of looking up an entry on how to cite an article from a website, researchers identify the source's core elements: Who is the author? What is the article's title? Where is this article located (its container)?
To help you in this task, this guide will show you how to
The MLA Style Center is a helpful resource published by the Modern Language Association to help acquaint users with new citation guidelines. Take a look at the links below for more information:
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