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MLA Style

Links to helpful websites, citation examples, and personal assistance using the style guide of the Modern Language Association (MLA).

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UNK Writing Center

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Assistance with all writing projects, including help with citing sources, is available at the Writing Center, which is part of the Learning Commons located on the Library's 2nd floor. 

Appointments are recommended and may be scheduled in-person or by telephone at 308-865-8905. 

Click here for more information about the Writing Center's services.


While MS Word, some article databases, and free online tools such as BibMe offer MLA formatting for citations, these systems are NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE OR COMPLETE!

If you use these online tools to generate citations, please double check their accuracy against the "MLA Handbook" or other sources linked from this guide.

The MLA Handbook

Undergraduate students using MLA style in research papers should generally refer to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (2021, 9th ed.). Copies of this "MLA Handbook," as shown above, are located at the Reference Desk and Circulation-Reserve Desk (Library main level) for in-library use only.

Graduate students, scholars, and professional writers may want to consult the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (2008, 3rd ed.).

Helpful Resources on MLA Style

Additional information on MLA style may be found at these websites: