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Cite MLA Style 9

How to cite according to the 9th edition of the Modern Language Association.

How to Cite MLA Style

This guide describes basic examples for citing sources MLA style according to the 9th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.

How to grab a citation, cite print, web or other common sources, get citation and formatting tips or access sample papers.

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