MLA citation style is the documentation and citation format of the Modern Language Association of America (MLA).
MLA style is the preferred system for citing sources in scholarly writing for courses, papers, and publishing in the literary humanities—notably for English, but also for literary, language, and folklore topics based in other languages.
The USask Department of English Requirements for Essays is based in MLA style, as detailed in the MLA Handbook.
Provides writing resources directly from the Modern Language Association including: a quick guide to the creation of the Works Cited list plus sample research papers demonstrating the use of MLA style.
Contains citing and formatting information based on MLA 9th edition.
Citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers
NorQuest Library has noted that the formal MLA style does not have a format for Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers so they have developed this citation style in the spirit of wahkôhtowin and reconciliation.
Unlike most other personal communications, Elders and Knowledge Keepers should be cited in-text and in the Works Cited list. The in-text citation format should be formatted as: