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MLA Citation Resources
Librarian recommended! NoodleTools
Walks you through the process of formatting citations and reference lists. Sign in with your UWGB credentials. Access is limited to current UW-Green Bay students, faculty, and staff.
Librarian recommended! MLA Style Center
The official companion to the MLA Handbook. Includes a quick guide to works cited, FAQs, sample papers, and tips for formatting your research paper.
MLA Style: Excelsior College Online Writing Lab
Gives detailed information on formatting of MLA papers, in-text citations, and works cited. Use the side menu to navigate to the information you need.
For a complete list of specifics about MLA Style for both the reference list and in-text citations, please see the MLA Handbook. Use the links above for examples, tips, and further help.
MLA Handbook, 9th Edition
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From the Modern Language Association, this citation style is typically used in the arts and humanities. This 9th edition was published in 2021.
Example Works-Cited-List Entries
These examples are for MLA Handbook, 9th Edition (2021).
Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Title of Journal, vol. Volume, no. Number, Year, pp. Pages. Name of Database, permalink URL.
Goldman, Anne. “Questions of Transport: Reading Primo Levi Reading Dante.” The Georgia Review, vol. 64, no. 1, Spring 2010, pp. 69-88. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41403188.
Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Publisher, Year.
Noble, Safiya Umoja. Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. New York UP, 2018.
Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Chapter." Title of Book. edited by Editor(s), Publisher, Year, pp. Pages.
Muriel, Jacob. "Gender Identity in Transgender Comics." Beyond Binaries: Trans Identities in Contemporary Culture, edited by Mike Perez et al., Lexington Books, 2021, pp. 95-107.
Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Webpage." Title of Website, Date, URL.
"Little Book of Privacy." Mozilla, 2022, www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/privacy/book.
*Some citation examples taken from the MLA Handbook, 9th ed.*
- Always follow any modifications to MLA Style provided by your instructor.
- In-text, or parenthetical, citations indicate you are quoting, summarizing, or paraphrasing someone else's work or ideas.
- In-text citations should correspond to a source on your works cited page to help your reader find the original source used.
- Placement depends on how you incorporate a source into your writing - there is more than one correct way to cite in-text.
In-Text Citation Resources