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MLA In-Depth

MLA Style

The MLA citation style was created, and is still updated by, the Modern Language Association. The most recent version is the ninth edition, but its principals are the same as the eighth edition core principals, one of which is: "make your documentation useful to readers" (MLA Handbook Eighth Edition 4). The goal is to make the citations clear and easy for readers to understand and locate. MLA does have rules for citation, but they can be altered to fit the situation as needed.

Note: If you were set to present at a conference that was canceled due to COVID-19, you can still list your presentation on your CV! Check out the MLA Style Center website to learn how.

How to Cite in MLA Style:


MLA 9th Edition

Online Training Session

Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning) Online step-by-step tutorials on MLA citation style:
  1. Click on the link below to access the UND On-Demand Training Website
  3. Log in with your UND Credentials
  4. Search for MLA Research Paper Basics
  5. Click on the result - you can add to your favorites