Monday, April 13, 2009

MLA Guidelines Update: URL's no longer required

Just a heads up about this issue I heard in Twitter-land today. Wonder when this will impact us?... via

Times change: print no longer default MLA citation style

The Modern Language Association's (MLA) new handbook for academic citations does away with the primacy of print, along with the need to include URLs for Web citations. All hail the rise of the Internet.


  1. I found the 11 comments at the end of the article ("Style: MLA, Updated")in Inside Higher Education much more interesting than "MLA Guidelines Update: URL's . . ". Scroll to the bottom of the Inside Higher Education article and take a look at the comments is my recommendation.

  2. Wow! We certainly need to keep up with this. I also feel like we'll need to take the lead as faculty are often completely overwhelmed and looking to us to provide direction in this area.