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MLA Citation (7th edition)

How to cite sources in the 7th edition of MLA.


Welcome to the Beeghly Library MLA 7 Style Guide.

Here you'll find information about citing books, periodicals, newspapers, and electronic material in your MLA reference page, as well information about in text citation formats. The topics covered in this guide refer to the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Check with your professor to see whether they are requiring the 7th edition or the newer 8th edition.

To navigate this MLA guide, click on the tab above that corresponds to the material you are interested in citing in MLA format. 

Hanging Indents

The Works Cited page of a paper in MLA style require hanging indents, where the first line of each citation is not indented and every line after is. The examples in this guide will not show the hanging indents because the software used to create it cannot support them. Remember to include them in your paper. 

Use the links below to learn how to create a hanging indent in Microsoft Word and Google Docs.

MLA Style Manuals