MLA (Modern Language Association) Style is commonly used in the humanities, particularly in language and literature research. The 9th edition of the MLA Handbook is the authoritative source for MLA style and citation, and the MLA Style Center is the official style site.
The Handbook provides guidance on formatting research papers, prose mechanics, inclusive language, avoiding plagiarism, creating a works cited page, and citing sources in the text.
In general, the ninth edition includes more sample citations, more illustrations, new group project formatting guidelines, new inclusive language guidelines, more guidance on plagiarism, quoting, and paraphrasing, information about annotated bibliographies, and more guidance on footnotes and endnotes.
Some specific changes include:
First page only
Works cited page:
Images from the 9th edition of the MLA Handbook.