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MLA Style Guide 9th Edition

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Welcome to the North Island College MLA Style Guide!


Navigate through the tabs to the left to access definitions, formatting guidelines, sample pages, and reference examples.

Please note:

  • Information in this research guide follows the Modern Language Association (MLA) guidelines based on the MLA Handbook (9th Edition).
  • Your instructor may have requirements that differ from the rules outlined in this guide; be sure to check with them before proceeding if you feel unsure.
  • This guide covers frequently used citation and reference rules regarding MLA style, but it is not exhaustive. For more information, please visit