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First-Year Seminar (FYS): MLA

The First-Year Academic Seminar is a foundational course for entering students. Topics will vary, each seminar introduces students to a variety of perspectives on a particular issue, context, or problem through university-level reading, writing, and discu

MLA Style Manual

MLA Handbook 8th Edition by The Modern Language Association of America

Located behinf the Public Serviced Desk. Call Number:  LB2369 .G53 2016

ISBN: 9781603292627

Publication Date: 2016

The MLA Style Manual is the association's guide for graduate students, scholars, and professional writers.



MLA 8th

The Modern Language Association (MLA) released an updated handbook in summer 2016. The Connelly Library has print copies of both the updated 8th and 7th editions in Reference.

The Purdue OWL has created a resource about changes with the release of the 8th edition (link below) Purdue's resources have been updated, as well as those provided by the MLA. 

Advice for students and scholars:

  • Check with your faculty to see whether they expect MLA 7th or 8th edition.
  • Make sure the online resources you are using (database/citation generators, guides) clearly state the edition of MLA that they are following.
  • Consider ordering your own copy of the MLA Handbook, or trekking to the library to use the copy we hold in reference.

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