Thursday, April 30, 2009

Citation Styles: MLA

MLA or Modern Language Association is the citation style used most frequently in the arts and languages. The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers is the text used to format papers, create bibliographies, and document in-text citations. MLA has just come out with a new edition. Look for The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers Seventh Edition!

Change can be hard and we're here to help you through. Beginning this summer we will be focusing our efforts on learning the new edition and will keep you informed of the changes in style and format.

A few highlights of changes in the 7th Edition:
  • The medium of publication (DVD, website, etc) is now required for all sources, including print
  • Web publications no longer require the URL in the works cited list
  • Volume and issue will be required
  • Italics will be used in place of underline
Check out the Library's help guides for MLA citing and stay tuned for the changes!

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