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This guides offers examples on how to cite references following MLA citation guidelines

MLA Handbook 8th Edition

The 8th edition of the MLA Handbook is out and on its way to USC Libraries.

Please click here to visit the MLA Style Center online!  Writing Resources from the Modern Language Association. Includes useful tutorials and examples.

This is where you can find the most up to date tips on citing in the MLA style.

MLA Handbook 8th Edition


This guide includes examples of the types of citations you will need in writing research papers. They are taken from The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition, published by the Modern Language Association of America, New York, 2009.

The handbook can be found in the Leavey Library Information Commons (behind the reference desk) and in the Doheny Reference Room (also behind the reference desk). In addition, you may purchase MLA Handbook 7th edition in the University Bookstore.

The Call number is LB2369.G53 2009


Attention!: The 7th edition of the MLA Handbook contains important new guidelines on citing print and online materials. 

MLA Handbook 7th Edition

MLA Online VIdeo Tutorial

Sophie Lesinska, Ph.D.

Sophie Lesinska
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