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MLA Format

Updated: Sep 9, 2022

The official format used at SHHS is MLA 8. This page should serve as a resource to both teachers and students. Please use caution when using citation generators. While they can make the job less tedious, they often result in mistakes.


Relevant Articles:


Citations in Works Cited:

Author. "Title." Title of container (self contained if book), Other contributors (translators or editors), Version (edition), Number (vol. and/or no.), Publisher, Publication Date, Location (pages, paragraphs URL or DOI). 2nd container’s title, Other contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication date, Location, Date of Access (if applicable).

***Please note punctuation and italics used above. Titles of short works (articles, essays, webpages within a website, etc.) should be in "quotes." Titles of longer works (books, entire websites, etc.) should be in italics.

***Works Cited should be formatted using a hanging indent which can be found in the PARAGRAPH formatting under SPECIAL INDENT.

In Text Citations:

In text citations should include a signal word or phrase that matches the works cited entry. All in text citations should include a shortened version of the first word or phrase from the works cited entry. When appropriate, page numbers should be included after the signal word.


For the cited work: Wordsworth, William. Lyrical Ballads. Oxford UP, 1967.

  • In text citation: (Wordsworth 263)

For the cited work: Burke, Kenneth. Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method. University of California Press, 1966.

  • In text citation: (Burke 3)

For the cited work: "The Impact of Global Warming in North America." Global Warming: Early Signs. 1999. Accessed 23 Mar. 2009.

  • In text citation: ("Impact of Global Warming")

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