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MLA 9th ed.: Home

Why We Cite

This guide is designed to assist you with citing your sources for a research project. Review the general information on this page, then visit the tabs on the left for detailed guides.

There are a variety  of citation "styles" which format information differently. The style usually depends on the academic discipline involved (but always check with your instructor first, to verify which style should be used for your assignment. Here we will be focusing on the MLA (Modern Language Association) style which is used in the Humanities (i.e. language, literature, philosophy, art, etc.)