The Modern Language Association (MLA) is an organization of teachers and scholars devoted to the study of language and literature. MLA style has been widely adopted by academic journals, schools, and instructors. Since its initial publication, the MLA Style Manual has become the predominant style guide for use in the Humanities in the United States, and is commonly used in Canada and other countries worldwide. The Purdue Owl’s MLA Formatting and Style Guide is an excellent resource to use for building citations and writing MLA formatted papers as it covers rules and examples for everything from in-text citations, the reference list, and general MLA paper writing standards. Click the link below and scan through the left-hand sidebar to find citation rules for your paper.