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Citation Styles: New MLA Style

MLA Style Guide for Research Papers, eighth edition

MLA Guiding Principles

MLA style is..."
[a system of]   common sense guidelines aimed at helping writers at various levels conduct research and provide their audiences with useful information about their sources." 

These principles:

"Cite simple traits shared by most works...

Remember that there is often more than one correct way to document a source...

Make your documentation useful to readers" (3-4).

MLA Handbook. Eighth ed., Modern Language Assn., 2016.

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MLA Handbook 8th Edition

MLA Handbook Cover  New Zotero MLA 8th Edition file 

Zotero-Citation Management

ZOTERO works with Microsoft Word to create your bibliography for you.

It is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

Simple Citing

basic citation template

Zotero for MLA Edition 8

In order to use Zotero most efficiently with MLA Eighth Edition, please check the following links to download the appropriate software.

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