Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Citation Helper: An APA and MLA Citation Guide

Library research guide highlighting APA and MLA citation formation using sample citations for a wide range of sources.

MLA Style


MLA Style – Overview


The Modern Language Association (MLA) reference style is widely used in the humanities. In MLA style, you should first briefly credit sources with parenthetical citations in the text of your paper, and then include a complete citation to each source in the works cited list at the end of your paper.

The Library's guide is based on the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook.

Below are links to other helpful online resources for MLA style:



RUTGERS.EDU | SEARCH RUTGERS.EDU

© , Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to direct suggestions, comments, or complaints concerning any accessibility issues with Rutgers websites to accessibility@rutgers.edu or complete the Report Accessibility Barrier / Provide Feedback form.