Always check with your professors about their preferred citation style. They may have very specific requirements, or may leave it up to you - just ask!
Modern Languages Association (MLA) style is one of several styles for academic citation. It is used in the humanities, especially English.
MLA uses a Works Cited page at the end of your paper, and in-text parenthetical citations.
MLA is on its 8th edition of style guidelines. The handbook and Quick Guide below are for the 8th edition.