ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
Please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the Purdue OWL in MLA.
See also our MLA vidcast series on the Purdue OWL You Tube Channel.
MLA has turned to a style of documentation that is based on a general method that may be applied to every possible source, to many different types of writing.
But since texts have become increasingly mobile, and the same document may be found in several different sources, following a set of fixed rules is no longer sufficient.
In the current version, punctuation is simpler (just commas and periods separate the elements), and information about the source is kept to the basics.