Mla (modern language association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities this resource, updated to reflect the mla handbook (8 th ed), offers examples for the general format of mla research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the works cited page. The mla handbook (8th ed, 2016), formerly the mla handbook for writers of research papers (1977–2009) is a publication of the modern language association (mla) according to the mla, the mla style has been widely adopted for classroom instruction and used worldwide by scholars, journal publishers, and academic and commercial presses.
Create a works cited or bibliography page using the 2009 mla style bibliography gibaldi, joseph the mla handbook for writers of research papers 6th ed new york: the modern languages association of america, 2003 print silverman, gillian “it's a bird, it's a plane, it's plagiarism buster” newsweek 140: 3 (15 july 2002) proquest web 3 april 2006. Mla handbook for writers of research papers, 7 th edition, 2009, found in the library at lb 2369 m53 in both the reference and circulation sections. The modern language association publishes two books on its documentation style: the mla handbook for writers of research papers (for high school and undergraduate students) and the mla style manual and guide to scholarly publishing (for graduate students, scholars, and professional writers)--title page verso.
Widely adopted by universities, colleges, and secondary schools, the mla handbook gives step-by-step advice on every aspect of writing research papers, from selecting a topic to submitting the completed paper for over half a century, the mla handbook is the guide millions of writers have relied on. The modern language association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the mla handbook works are published today in a dizzying range of formats.
Sample papers in mla style the following two sample research papers are typical of the papers that might be submitted in different kinds of courses how do i cite an e-book consider an e-book a version according to the mla handbook‘s template optional elements: a primer learn how to use optional elements in mla style .