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LibGuide for L90 AFAS 409 - "Gender, Sexuality, and Change in Africa"

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

This is the usual citation style for students in College Writing.

Developed by the Modern Language Association, this style is widely used in literary studies and throughout the humanities.

If you are going to use a different citation style, please check with your College Writing Instructor.

You can also refer to the University Libraries Guide Citing Your Sources and Writing Styles.

The 9th edition of the MLA Handbook came out in early 2021.

***When the library receives a physical copy of the 9th edition, this page will be updated.***

The 9th edition provides additional examples (333 vs 164 in the 8th edition), examples on formatting papers for group projects, tips for using inclusive language in your papers, and some tips to help prevent plagiarism.

Online resources like OWL@Purdue are still providing information about citations from the 8th edition. Please check with your instructor to see which MLA Citation Style (8th or 9th ed.) they would like you to use.