This guide introduces the MLA Style.
The MLA (Modern Language Association) Style is a set of rules for formatting and writing papers. It includes
Citation consists of two parts:
These rules are published in the MLA Handbook. The current edition is the 9th edition.
English and Humanities classes commonly use this style for papers. Be aware that there are other styles, such as APA and Turabian/Chicago. These styles are alternate rules for formatting a paper. If you learn to use one style correctly, you should be able to apply that knowledge to learning a second style.