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Citation & Documentation

MLA Overview

The Modern Language Association (MLA) released an updated handbook (8th edition) in summer 2016. Unless other wise directed by your instructor, this is the edition you should use when formatting, citing, and documenting your papers.  Unfortunately, some citation generator sites and some of our database providers have not updated to the newest version so you should always double check citations retrieved from these sources.

A copy of the most recent edition of the MLA Handbook is kept in the library at the Research Assistance Desk.

​For help with any aspect of writing, including formatting, citing, and documenting, you should schedule an appointment with a writing specialist at one of the DSC-UCF Writing Centers which are located on all DSC Campuses.  You can make an appointment by calling 386.506.3297.