Answered By: Victoria Peters
Last Updated: Jun 05, 2024     Views: 8

Relied on by generations of writers, the MLA Handbook is the only official, authorized book on MLA format. The ninth edition builds on the MLA’s unique approach to documenting sources using a template of core elements—facts, common to most sources, like author, title, and publication date—that allows writers to cite any type of work, from books, e-books, and journal articles in databases to song lyrics, online images, YouTube videos, dissertations, and more. Emphasizing source evaluation as the cornerstone of citation, MLA style promotes the crucial skills of information and digital literacy.


  • more than 100 new citation examples, many for works in languages other than English
  • new guidance on formatting headings, glossaries, and appendixes in research papers
  • video courses on quoting and paraphrasing and on using the practice template, with quizzes and a final assessment
  • new sample student papers featuring formatting and documentation in MLA style
  • new guidance on formatting song lyrics
  • new guidance on using notes to provide original publication information
  • the second edition of the MLA Guide to Undergraduate Research in Literature

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