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MLA Citation Resources

Please note that the current (9th) edition of the MLA Handbook was released in 2021. Be sure to consult the most recent Handbook and other MLA documentation, linked below, for up-to-date style requirements.

What You Need to Know About Citation

Citation is stating where you got your information.

The reasons you cite:

  • To give credit where credit is due – to avoid plagiarizing
  • To give information about a source so people (i.e. your instructor) can find it

You need to cite:

  • In the paper (in-text citations)
  • At the end (reference list)

Citation Management