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MLA Citation Guide (MLA 9th Edition): Welcome

What is MLA Citation Style?

MLA Style is a set of guidelines for writing, formatting research papers and assignments, and referencing sources. When citing in MLA, you need to cite all the sources that you have used within the body of your work (in-text citation), and in the Works Cited list at the end of your essay or assignment. Seneca Libraries citation support and resources are based on the latest edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (9th ed.).

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Online Citation Workshops

Attend a live workshop to learn about the basics of citing your sources and get answers to your citation questions. (Note: We encourage students to join before the workshop start time as a courtesy to other attendees)    

Can't attend a workshop? View the APA | MLA APA & MLA recording, or view the presentation slides: APA | MLA | APA & MLA

MLA Sample Papers

Note: To edit the templates in Google Docs, upload them into your Google Drive and open as a Google doc.

Five Common Citation Mistakes & How to Fix Them
MLA Checklist & Annotated Bibliography

Live Citation Chat


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Note: This citation guide is based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (9th 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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