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Widely adopted by universities, colleges, and secondary schools, the MLA Handbook gives step-by-step advice on every aspect of writing research papers, from selecting a topic to submitting the completed paper. It provides an authoritative update of MLA documentation style for use in student writing, including simplified guidelines for citing works published on the Web and new recommendations for citing several kinds of works, such as digital files and graphic narratives.
Reorganized and revised, the third edition of the MLA Style Manual offers complete, up-to-date guidance on writing scholarly texts, documenting research sources, submitting manuscripts to publishers, and dealing with legal issues surrounding publication.
Welcome to the Douglas College Library guide to MLA Citation Style (8th ed.). In these pages, we offer numerous examples of how to cite all types of sources and how to make your in-text citations. We've also included links to other helpful resources and tips on how to keep track of all those articles you've used in your research.
Select the tabs above for examples of the material you wish to cite.
Check out this short video on how to avoid plagiarism, thanks to the BCIT Library.
Avoiding Plagiarism: Crazy Norwegians
For a humourous look at the pitfalls of taking shortcuts in your research, check out this video from a group of fun-loving Norwegian librarians. Be sure to click on caption selection (cc) for English subtitles.