MLA Style: Basics: Home

Basic examples for citing sources in MLA style for undergraduates or those with little experience using MLA.

Welcome

This is a visual guide to help students create citations in MLA style.  Screenshots have been taken from actual Microsoft Word documents to simulate exactly how the reference page will look. 

Please note that not all types of materials have been included.  If you require other examples, please see Purdue University's OWL MLA Guide.

MLA Handbook

The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers not only covers citing sources and creating a Works Cited list, it focuses on all aspect of the research process -- from developing an idea, preparing an outline, evaluating your sources to suggestions on academic writing style. If you are asked to write a paper using MLA style, please consult the handbook in print.

The library also owns books and ebooks with helpful tips on writing and citing using MLA style.