MLA Citation Guide

Welcome to MLA Citation Help. This site is designed to help students understand the citation process and the MLA citation style.  Read the instructions, print the pages, and you’re ready to go!

Easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Before you begin researching, print a few copies of the Citation Data Form (PDF). Use the forms to collect the citation information for each of your research sources.
  2. Before you begin writing, read the MLA Citation Guide (PDF) so you will understand all three parts of the MLA citation style.
  3. When you begin writing, use the examples in the guide to help create your citations.

This site is in no way affiliated with the Modern Language Association. This guide is merely an interpretation of the MLA citation style, highly simplified for easier understanding by students.  For an official guide to the MLA citation style, please refer to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.  If you have questions about the MLA style, please consult the MLA Handbook.  If you have comments or suggestions regarding the MLA Citation Guide or other contents of this site, please contact me.