MLA (short for the Modern Language Association) is the default formatting style for referencing at our school. The latest version MLA 8 came out in 2016.
MLA requires inline citations, NOT footnotes. (Note that footnotes may be used in MLA if you are providing extra or explanatory information, not citations.)
For an introduction to referencing, see the HS Research Help: Citing Sources webpage.
For very specific questions, see the MLA Handbook in our library.
Below are some books in the library on referencing. Click here for a full list in the catalog.
The writing excerpt below uses inline citations to point to information sources taken from the bibliography beneath.
One of the best guides to the MLA style of referencing is the Purdue University OWL site.
Another great university site for examples of MLA style is CitationFox: MLA
The University of Wisconsin Writing Center is also very useful.