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ENG 023 - Leonard: MLA Citation

Citation Tip

Anything you find on the library website will have a citation that you can easily access and copy and paste.

MLA 8th ed.

 The distinguishing parts of MLA are as follows:

  1. Author
  2. Title of source
  3. Title of container
  4. Other contributors
  5. Version
  6. Number
  7. Publisher
  8. Publication date
  9. Location

MLA and other Citation Resources

The Citation Guides page on Rohrbach Library’s site (linked beneath the Find Information header on the home page) points toward many tools to help with several citation styles as well as labor-saving bibliographic managers.

Try the OWL Guide to MLA Format

Get in the habit of collecting information about your sources as you use them.  The library's article databases will supply what you need for your citations, and many of the databases have facilities for formatting and saving citations as well.

Citing your sources is an essential part of your work as a member of a scholarly community.  Whenever you're unsure about the protocol and can't find a satisfactory answer on your own, ask!


Use the HELP in Microsoft Word and type in MLA Format to see a list of guides and web pages that can help.

However, check what edition of MLA it is using and make sure it matches the edition you are supposed to use.