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About MLA Handbook Plus

“My class of first-year students was really impressed by the number and wide variety of citation examples provided on MLA Handbook Plus, and the split-screen view made navigation easy.” —Amanda Kraft, research and instruction librarian, College of Charleston Libraries

The go-to resource for writers of research papers and anyone citing sources is now available online through institutional subscriptions. MLA Handbook Plus includes the full text of the ninth edition of the handbook, the second editions of both the MLA Guide to Digital Literacy and the MLA Guide to Undergraduate Research in Literature, as well as video courses.


  • Trusted: The only authorized subscription-based digital resource featuring the MLA Handbook is available for unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Evolving: Get the same content as the print edition, plus seamless annual updates and additional resources such as videos and companion titles.
  • Dynamic: Features an easy-to-search interface, cross-linking of related material, and a split view that lets students see illustrations while reading corresponding content.
  • Flexible: Whether on campus, at home, or in a coffee shop, students can access the platform from anywhere—perfect for remote or hybrid learning environments.
  • Affordable: Tiered pricing model based on full-time undergraduate enrollments.
  • Accessible: Meets WCAG 2.1 accessibility standards—ensuring that learning MLA style is available to all.

An Introduction to MLA Handbook Plus

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