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MLA Style Guide: 8th edition
IMPORTANT: The eighth edition of the MLA Handbook, published in 2016, rethinks documentation for an era of digital publication. The MLA now recommends a universal set of guidelines that writers can apply to any source and gives writers in all fields—from the sciences to the humanities—tools to intuitively document sources.
ALWAYS: Double check database-generated citations: They often include errors!
One method of identifying relevant sources on a topic is to review the bibliography of a respected source. It's essential to know how to "read" the citations for the items listed to determine if they're referencing a book, a journal article, a chapter in a book, etc. This handout will help.
ZoteroBib is a free service that helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software.
FAQs and other information for using ZoteroBib.
Explore Other Citation Management Systems
Includes information on how to select a citation management tool .