Skip Nav Destination
The Modern Language Association of America
"Copyright", MLA Handbook
Download citation file:
Don't already have an account? Register
You could not be signed in. Please check your email address / username and password and try again.
Could not validate captcha. Please try again.
1.0: Introduction to Formatting Your Research Project 1.1-1.2: Margins and Text Formatting 1.3: Title 1.4: Running Head and Page Numbers 1.5: Internal Headings and Subheadings 1.6: Placement of the List of Works Cited 1.7: Tables and Illustrations 1.8–1.12: Lists 1.13-1.16: Proofreading, Printing, and Submission
2.1–2.3: Spelling 2.4: Punctuation 2.5-2.25: Commas 2.26-2.27: Semicolons and Colons 2.28-2.32: Dashes and Parentheses 2.33-2.48: Hyphens 2.49-2.54: Apostrophes 2.55-2.57: Quotation Marks 2.58: Slashes 2.59: Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points 2.60–2.63: Italics in Prose 2.64–2.70: Capitalization of Terms 2.71–2.86: Names of Persons in Your Prose 2.87-2.88: Names of Organizations, Groups, Literary Periods, and Cultural Movements 2.89–2.125: Titles of Works in Your Prose 2.126–2.139: Numbers
4.0: Introduction to Documenting Sources: An Overview 4.1: Why Plagiarism Is a Serious Matter 4.2–4.11: Avoiding Plagiarism 4.12–4.16: When Documentation Is Not Needed
5.0: The List of Works Cited 5.1–5.2: Introduction to the MLA Core Elements 5.3–5.22: Author Element in Works Cited 5.23–5.30: Title of Source Element in Works Cited 5.31–5.37: Title of Container Element in Works Cited 5.38–5.47: Contributor Element in Works Cited 5.48–5.50: Version Element in Works Cited 5.51–5.53: Number Element in Works Cited 5.54–5.67: Publisher Element in Works Cited 5.68–5.83: Publication Date Element in Works Cited 5.84–5.99: Location Element in Works Cited 5.100–5.103: The Three Most Common Types of Entries 5.104: One Work Cited Different Ways 5.105–5.119: Supplemental Elements 5.120–5.122: Punctuation of Entries 5.123–5.130: Ordering the List of Works Cited 5.131: Cross-References 5.132: Annotated Bibliographies
6.1–6.2: In-Text Citations: Overview 6.3–6.30: In-Text Citations: What to Include and How to Style It 6.31–6.77: Quoting and Paraphrasing Sources 6.78–6.82: Citations in Forms Other Than Print
7.0: Introduction to Notes 7.1–7.2: Bibliographic and Content Notes 7.3: Styling of Notes 7.4: Placement of Notes in the Text
Stay in the Loop!
Sign up now, so you don’t miss out on important announcements regarding future demos, webinars, and more.