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MLA Format Style Guide: Home


Welcome to the MLA Format Style Guide!  In this guide, you will learn the proper way to format your research papers and writing using the Modern Language Association's style.  

UVF departments that use MLA style are currently using the 8th edition.

Modern Language Association


The following UVF Departments use MLA style:

Arts and Sciences

Ministry Leadership

Intercultural Studies

Digital Media


Always check with your professor to determine what citation style you should be using, as well as any assignment specific guidelines.

MLA Guides Online

The following links will give you some helpful information about the MLA style and its uses.




It is important to note that while citation generators do in fact exist, they are not the best way to generate a citation for your paper.  It is much better to learn to write your own citations, particularly if you want to be able to go on to write professionally in your future careers.  If you need assistance with your citations, please feel free to contact the librarian at  You can also go to the Write Solution to have your paper proofread and citations checked.  Do not wait to do this until the last minute before your paper is due!  Plan to have everything checked a few days in advance to allow time for corrections as needed!

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Guide Citation

Modern Language Association. MLA Handbook 8th Edition. Modern Language Association, 2016.