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What's New in the Ninth Edition?
The following are examples of new and updated citation guidelines made in the April 2021 release of the MLA Handbook 9th edition. For a more comprehensive overview of expanded style changes, visit MLA Handbook Plus,
MLA 9th uses the same system of documentation established in the MLA 8th Handbook. This system includes the use of core elements and containers and can be used to cite any source. For more information and for practice using the MLA template, go to the MLA Style Center's Works Cited: A Quick Guide.
Here are the core elements of the MLA template with punctuation:
Appendix 2 of the MLA Handbook, 9th ed. includes an extensive list of MLA Works Cited entries by format. Here are a few examples available through the MLA Style Center.
Here is a sample scholarly journal citation:
Here are some examples of how to cite this source in text:
Camille Buscail and colleagues found an association between vegetarian diets and irritable Bowel Syndrome (12).
(Buscail et al. 12)
While specific elements will differ based on what you are citing (book, book chapter, website, blog, etc.), they all follow the same order. The tabs above provide guidelines for citing different kinds of sources.
NEW! MLA Handbook Online
MLA Handbook, 9th ed., The Modern Language Association of America.
Publication Date: 2021
Available in Reference, Wilson 4.