Theatre Research Guide: Citing

Subject guide for Theatre

MLA Citation

The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th ed. (2016), is the authority used by writers in many disciplines in the humanities. Copies are kept at the Reference Desk for in-library use.Cover of the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook

Unofficial: CSUF MLA Citation Style (PDF) provides a two-page overview of some of the most common citation needs for both the in-text parenthetical documentation and the reference list.

Official: Frequently Asked Questions about MLA Style. The print MLA Handbook is the only authoritative source of citation rules. Copies are kept at the Reference Desk for in-library use.

Also Available Online:
OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University. Purdue University's OWL is an excellent source to use for any citation style, inlcuding MLA.

    7th edition: For those still using the 7th edition of the MLA manual, please use this handout.