Welcome to the WSU Libraries' MLA Quick Cite guide. This guide should help you with basic MLA (eighth edition) citations, but won't cover all types of sources that you may find and use. If you have questions about citing sources, please contact a librarian or try using some of the resources listed below.
This guide refers to the 8th edition. Updates and changes that reflect the 9th edition should be in place for Fall 2021.
The current MLA Handbook has moved away from specific, fixed rules for different formats (print book, CD, web page, online article, etc.), toward a more flexible system that takes into account the various ways works are published and used. The handbook emphasizes key elements that work across multiple formats. While not every element is used for every source, the elements should appear in this order: