MLA Style Guide
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition). Available in print.
Using the MLA Manual
When you are not sure how to format your citation, the first thing you want to do is identify what kind of source you’re citing.
Look at Chapters 5 and 6 in the MLA Manual. The table of contents will give you a good overview of the types of sources covered.
If you can’t find an example for the exact type of source, remember that the purpose of citation is to allow readers to find and use your sources. Choose the closest example in the MLA Manual and follow that format. You may need to combine different parts of multiple formats. For information about the basic components of MLA format, see the EasyBib Fundamentals guide.
A short list of answers to FAQs on the MLA website.
EasyBib’s overview of how to cite common types of sources in MLA format (basic structure and examples provided).
- eBooks – Scroll down to “How do I cite an e-book?” for examples and information.
- Tweet – Scroll down to “How do I cite a tweet?” for examples and information.
- For further help, consult your professor and/or the Writing Center.