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This citation guide is based on the 7th edition of the Modern Language Association of America's style manual, MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (available in the University Library: ReadyRef LB 2369 G53 2009). This citation style is used primarily for research papers in the arts and humanities disciplines. This guide is only a selection from what is covered in chapter 5 of the MLA Handbook, which should be consulted for a further explanation of this citation style. In-text citations are not covered by this guide. See chapter 6 (pp. 213-232) of the MLA Handbook for how to create in-text citations.