The Modern Language Association website includes a quick guide and templates to help you get started citing your sources in MLA 8th Edition format. Search questions or submit your own question to the Ask the MLA FAQ or get helpful advice the Behind the Style Blog.
Do you need to create a MLA 8 Works Cited page? Not sure how to write a proper citation for all your social media sources? My #1 recommendation is Columbia College's MLA Citation Guide.
Columbia College's MLA Guide offers example citations and their corresponding in-text citations-- from blog postings to podcasts, Youtube videos, as well as traditional print sources such as books and encyclopedias. Each citation page also includes general formatting information and tips to help you cite like a pro!
Columbia College Guide
Click here to cite a book.
Click here to cite an encyclopedia or dictionary.
Click here to cite an image.
Click here to cite social media or streaming video from web source (e.g. Youtube).
Wondering how to properly format your research page? Need some help in the writing process? Look no further than Purdue University's Online Writing Lab!
OWL offers a series of online workshops that will teach you how to format your research assignment using MLA, APA, & Chicago style formats. OWL also offers short demonstrations as a series of MLA vidcasts on their on the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel.
Be sure to check out the OWL Exercises section to learn more about proper grammar usage, punctuation, spelling, as well as sentence structure and style.
Links provided by Purdue University, Online Writing Lab.
Looking for a tool to quickly and easily create a citation in MLA or APA? Use EasyBib's Citation Generator!
Plugin information from almost any source from websites to digital images and videos. EasyBib Generator will create a properly formatted citation for you to use in your research paper.
We recommend only using the EasyBib Generator AFTER you know the basics of MLA or APA style. To learn more, visit the above mentioned OWL website or the EasyBib Writing Center.