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Citation Help

Need to cite your sources? This guide can help.

MLA Style Online Resources

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style is most commonly used for papers in the liberal arts and humanities.

QUICK LINKS: *Links to Purdue OWL MLA 9th Edition*

MLA General Format

In-text Citations

Footnotes & Endnotes

Works Cited Page

Sample Works Cited Page

Sample Paper


Fresno State library MLA Citation Guide (4-page pdf) *MLA 8th Edition - update pending*

Fresno State Library’s MLA Quick Guide is based on the 8th edition. *Only use it if your instructor has specified MLA 8th edition.* The handout is being updated, and you can get the updated information in the print handbook or on the Purdue OWL web site. 


MLA Style Essay Format (walks you through the basics of setting up your paper in Word)

MLA Style Books