The Modern Languages Association (MLA) style is commonly used for citing references in humanities courses, such as English.This guide is based on the MLA Handbook (8th ed.), published in 2016A summary of the main changes in the new edition can be found on the MLA website.
MLA style consists of two parts: a brief reference in text, which points to a more detailed entry in the Works Cited list (p. 19).
This arrangement is intended to minimize reader distraction while still providing information on source material.
Source citations include the answers to the following questions:
- Who is the author of the source?
- What is the title of the source?
- How was the source published?
- Where did you find the source?
- When was the source published? (p. 13)