MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This handout, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8th ed.) offers examples and guidelines for the general format of MLA research papers, in‐text citations, and the Works Cited page. If you are asked to use MLA format, be sure to consult the MLA Handbook (8th ed.) or visit the MLA website (mla.org).