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MLA 8th Ed. Citation Guides
Purdue OWL MLA 8th Ed. Overview
This page provides an overview of MLA style and where to find help with different MLA resources. It also presents an annotated list of links to all of our MLA materials, making it an excellent place to begin learning about MLA format.
MLA Citation Handbooks
MLA Handbook (Eighth Edition) by
Call Number: DESK REF LB2369 .G53 2009
Publication Date: 2016-04-01
The Modern Language Association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. Works are published today in a dizzying range of formats. A book, for example, may be read in print, online, or as an e-book--or perhaps listened to in an audio version. On the Web, modes of publication are regularly invented, combined, and modified. Previous editions of the MLA Handbook provided separate instructions for each format, and additional instructions were required for new formats. In this groundbreaking new edition of its best-selling handbook, the MLA recommends instead one universal set of guidelines, which writers can apply to any type of source. Shorter and redesigned for easy use, the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook guides writers through the principles behind evaluating sources for their research. It then shows them how to cite sources in their writing and create useful entries for the works-cited list. More than just a new edition, this is a new MLA style.
Plagiarism and Paraphrasing
Plagiarism and Paraphrasing - Purdue Online Writing Lab
"While academics are clearly aware of the need to give appropriate credit when using sources, many of our students are much less aware of the rules regarding when and how to cite. Certainly, the Internet has blurred the perception of "intellectual property" to the point that many students may think of anything on the web as "public property" that anyone can use."