Welcome to the quick guide for the MLA Style Guide 9th Edition. This edition was released in 2021, and it comes with a few changes from the 8th Edition. Be sure to check with your instructor about which style is preferred.
Note: We also subscribe to the complete MLA 9 Style Guide online, which is called the MLA Handbook Plus.
The MLA Handbook, 9th edition offers:
In the 9th edition, citations continue to be composed of core elements regardless of your source.
|Author||Title of Source||Title of Container (journal, database, book, etc)|
|Other Contributors (editor, translator, illustrator)||Version (edition, etc)||Number (volume, issue)|
|Publisher||Publication Date (season, year)||Location (page numbers, URL, DOI)|
These core elements are organized into citations in this format:
Author. "Title of Source." Title of Container, other contributors, version, number, publisher, publication date, location.