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Tools for formatting your citations and bibliography

MLA Handbook 8th Edition

The MLA handbook is published by the Modern Language Association.

The Eighth Edition of the handbook, published in 2016, rethinks documentation for an era of digital publication.

This is the only authorized Web site about MLA style. This free, evolving resource is designed as a companion to the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook.

OWL stands for the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University.  This site is an excellent source of information for all forms of academic writing.

BU Writing Centre links for MLA style

The Writing Skills Centre has placed a quick guide to MLA (8th edition) on Moodle:

There is also an example of how to cite a journal article in a paragraph: