Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2016     Views: 3935

MLA Style, currently in its 8th edition, is a citation protocol established by the Modern Language Association.  MLA is most often used in the Humanities disciplines including, but not limited to:

  • English Language & Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Foreign Languages
  • Other areas in the humanities

Be sure to check with your professor as to which citation style is required for each assignment!

What does MLA Style include?

  • the format & page layout of your paper
  • stylistic technicalities (e.g. abbreviations, footnotes, quotations)
  • how you cite other authors within the body of your paper
  • how you compile a references page at the end of your paper

For more information about MLA Style, please visit our MLA Style guide or check out the examples, videos, and web resources. You may also want to contact the Learning Center (UC Students) or Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional information about MLA Style.

Video Tutorials: 

Video tutorials on MLA style including citing sources, formatting papers, and more are available via the Atomic Learning database. Please note: you will be asked to log in using your SNHU email username and password. 

MLA Citation Examples: 

Helpful Web Resources:

These web resources may be helpful if you need additional information about MLA Style. However, be sure to evaluate any sources you use--the Shapiro Library cannot vouch for the accuracy of information provided on external websites.

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