In April of 2021, the Modern Language Association (MLA) released the 9th edition of the MLA Handbook. Beginning in the Fall term 2021, all Gateway classes that use MLA formatting will be expected to move to the new edition. This style is most often used by students in General Studies, Business, Human Services, Pre-College, and ELL classes.
The Gateway Libraries recommend that students consult their course syllabus and assignment details for any course specifics and additional faculty requirements.
The formatting rules have not changed in the 9th ed. of MLA. This edition provides additional information and expanded sections of examples. The following are examples of the addition information provided and where to find them.
Adapted from the Spartanburg Community College Libraries.
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