MLA Style is a standardized format for writing that has been established by the Modern Language Association. It is generally used by students and scholars working within disciplines related to language and literature, but is also used in many other humanities disciplines.
Keep in mind that MLA Style refers to:
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The MLA publishes two style manuals: one for student research papers, and another for professional researchers.
Keep in mind that the MLA style is designed to change and adapt to changing modes of publication. According to the MLA Style Manual, it is "...an open book that we can rewrite in future editions, for future generations" (xix). Assume that guidelines will change with each new edition. Use the most current edition, especially for guidance on online and web publications.