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Section I. Introduction to MLA Style


Where Can You Find Information about MLA Style?

The most recent edition of MLA is the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th ed. It can be purchased online or through any bookstore or you can borrow a copy from the Research Services or Reserves desks at Cook Library.

Here are a couple of places for additional help with MLA citation formatting:

  • Visit the USM Writing Center located on the first floor of the Cook Library in room 112, just past Starbucks.
  • There are some web sites which automatically format citations in common styles such as MLA (e.g. The Citation Machine, EasyBib)

You can view a copy of the MLA Handbook for Writers at (choose one)...

A: 2nd Floor South in Cook Library

B: The Research Services desk of Cook Library