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Citation & Writing Guide: MLA 9th Ed.

This Guide is intended to help students with various aspects of the general writing process from citation and formatting in both APA and MLA , Grammar, Plagiarism.

New MLA 9th Edition

In 2021 the Modern Language Association released the new MLA Handbook 9th Edition. While there are no new major changes in the MLA 9th edition there are some updates and clarifications of MLA guidelines. Many of these changes seek to offer more in-depth and clearer explanations on guidelines found in previous Handbook editions. 

For a great explanation of What's New in the MLA 9th Edition check out this post by the Purdue OWL:


Check out this video from Bedford / St. Martins publishing on What's New in the 9th Edition.

Looking for the MLA 8th Edition? Find it here:

Getting Started with MLA 9th Edition

Learn the basics of MLA Style with the following tutorials and videos. Many of the following resources are produced by the Modern Language Association. These resources in addition to some others that we found particularly useful can help you develop a better understanding of the MLA writing style, citation requirements and paper formatting. 

This guide has a number of subpages that will explain the various elements to the MLA Style. Feel free to read through the entire MLA Guide or use the following links to jump to a section. 

MLA 9 Templates & Sample Paper

MLA Workshop Resources

Below you will find the Video Recording and Slides from our MLA Workshop. 

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MLA Style Books & Guides In Our Print Collection

Online Citation Generators

There are a number of quality citation generators available on the internet today. Below is one that we've found helpful.