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Citing Sources: MLA

This guide is to help Castleton students understand the process of documenting research for college assignments

Modern Language Association (MLA) Style

MLA is a professional association for scholars of languages, literature and the humanities

MLA style guides

Some instructors may still accept formatting from the 7th edition.

Guide to MLA

Here's a blank form (online form or printable PDF) you can use to decide what to include in a citation, using the new MLA 8th edition.

Learn about changes to MLA from the 7th to the 8th edition:

What's new in the 8th edition?

Pre-formatted citations

Helpful tip:  Citations formatted for you!


For any item (book, article, etc.) included in OneSearch, click on the title.  Then, you can get the citation by clicking on

on the right side of the screen.  Scroll down for different citation styles.

Click on the title of the source.  Look for a link that says "Cite" or "CiteNow" or "Citation Tools."

For pre-formatted citations for books, go to  Find the book you want to cite. Click on Cite/Export. Click on the + for the style you need (APA, MLA, etc.) Copy and paste the citation!

The free EasyBib app for iOS and Android allows you to capture bibliographic information about a book by scanning its barcode. It then generates a citation which you can email to yourself.

Also see
Citation tools

Help with MLA style

MLA (Modern Language Association) Resources

Click for downloadable MLA document template for Microsoft Word
or use the document below for Word 97-2004

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