MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

Third Edition

  • Pages: xxiv & 336 pp.
  • Published: 2008
  • ISBN: 9780873522977 (Cloth)
  • ISBN: 9780873522984 (Large-Print Edition)
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“A standard guide for scholarly style.”

Library Journal

“This third edition of the manual is. . . indispensable.”


“The bastion of scholarly publishing etiquette.”


Reorganized and revised, the third edition of the MLA Style Manual offers complete, up-to-date guidance on writing scholarly texts, documenting research sources, submitting manuscripts to publishers, and dealing with legal issues surrounding publication. New in the third edition:

  • a significant revision of MLA documentation style

  • simplified citation formats for electronic sources

  • detailed advice on the review process used by scholarly journals and presses

  • a fully updated chapter on copyright, fair use, contracts, and other legal issues

  • guidelines on preparing electronic files

  • discussion of the electronic submission of a dissertation

  • a foreword by Domna C. Stanton on the current state of scholarly publishing

  • a preface by David G. Nicholls on what is new in the third edition

MLA guides present the most accurate and complete information on MLA style.