MLA 8th Edition format Style
MLA 8th Edition
This guide will help you format your papers and cite your sources in MLA style based on the new 8th edition of the MLA Handbook
Why you should cite your sources
Why do I need to cite my sources?
- Gives credit to authors whose words or ideas you have used
- Provides a trail by which others can locate the materials you consulted
- Provides evidence of your research
- Properly citing materials is one strategy to help you avoid plagiarizing
This video from the College of San Mateo Library explains why it is important to cite your sources and give credit to the people whose ideas you are using.
MLA 8th Edition Handbook
MLA HandbookApr 1, 2016
by The Modern Language Association of America
Copies of this handbook are available in each of the WGTC libraries.