(MLA 8th Edition)

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!

The MLA Citation Guide is one-page (back and front) introduction to the major parts of citing research sources in MLA style. It includes basic instructions and examples of paraphrasing, quotations, in-text citations, and the list of works cited.  

To correctly cite a research source, you’ll need to collect a handful of pieces of information about the source. This is a handy form to help you collect the information you need:

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.