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MLA Citation Guide (MLA 8th Edition): Welcome

Looking for information on MLA 9th Edition? Seneca Libraries will transition to the 9th edition MLA Style for the Fall 2021 semester.

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What is MLA Citation Style?

MLA Style is a set of rules for research papers.

You must cite sources with an in-text citation in the body of your paper and in a full citation in the Works Cited List at the end of your paper.


Looking for the MLA Style 7th edition Guide?

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Citation Help:

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Online Citation Workshops

Attend a live citation workshop for an overview of how and why to follow citation rules in order to avoid plagiarism. After the presentation there will be a question and answer session where you can ask your citation. (Note: We encourage students to join before the workshop start time as a courtesy to other attendees)    

Can't attend a workshop? Here is a short video APA & MLA for your convenience, or view the presentation slides:  APA & MLA

Notes: This citation guide is based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (8th ed.). The contents are accurate to the best of our knowledge. Some examples illustrate Seneca Libraries' recommendations and should be viewed as modifications to the official MLA guidelines.  

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