Answered By: Lauren Puzier
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2020     Views: 3

MLA style was created by the Modern Language Association, which is what MLA stands for. It is a set of rules for publications, including student research papers, commonly used in humanities disciplines. It was created in 1931 so that writers could have a uniform style to follow for quotations, punctuation, footnotes, and bibliographical references. It includes rules on how to format your papers, in-text citations, and bibliographies (works cited).
 
MLA updated its style manual in the spring of 2016, the 8th Edition.
 
Below are some helpful links about MLA style including how to format a paper in MLA style 8th edition.

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