Modern Language Association (mla) Style

Modern Language Association (MLA) Style


DiMenna-Nyselius Library: Citation Guides MLA

For MLA style 8th edition. Look at examples of footnotes and bibliography formatting side by side.

MLA Documentation Style

University of Wisconsin's guide to Modern Language Association style. Navigate with the menu on the right side of the page. Check their in-text citation guide here.

Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide

From Purdue Online Writing Lab. Shortcuts to the contents are in the menu at the left, including iIn-text citation and works cited.

Online Tools

Citation Builder

NC State University has a citation builder that creates citation in MLA format. Remember you would still need to have in-text citation in your paper.

A bibliography composer from Calvin College that creates citations in the MLA, APA, and Chicago styles through an easy-to-use web form. This will only help you with your bibliography, remember, you still need to do in-text citations.

From the makers of Zotero, ZoteroBib lets you generate a bibliography online and provides formatted in-text citation. No software download needed.

Samples Papers and Templates

MLA Style Sample Paper

What does a title page look like? Where does the page number go? What are the margins? Take a look at these sample papers from Purdue's Online Writing Lab:

Bibliographic Management Software


A bibliographic reference manager for gathering and organization citation information. An MS Word plugin can perform the cite-as-you-write function. Firefox, Chrome, and Safari plugins assist with gathering bibliographic information while researching online. Generates bibliographies in various citation styles with one click. More on how to use Zotero.