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Style Guides for Writing: MLA Style

The Guide

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

The MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing is mostly used by graduate students and professionals and was most recently updated in Summer 2008.

It offers complete guidance on writing and documenting scholarly texts, submitting them for peer review, and preparing them for publication.

MLA Style

MLA Style is commonly used in the Humanities.

For specific details and examples on citing sources within a paper and on creating a Works Cited page, check Purdue OWL's MLA Formatting and Style Guide pages.

MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Video Tutorials

The University of South Carolina Aiken has created a playlist of videos to demonstrate MLA Citation Style.

Capitalization in Foreign Language Titles

When adding a title that is in a foreign languge, follow these basic rules regardless of citation style:

For German, capitalize the first word and all nouns.

For French, capitalize THROUGH the first noun in the title.

For Italian and other languages, capitalize just the first word.

(NOTE: Always capitalize all proper nouns.)