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French Language, Literature, and Culture

A guide to French language, literature and culture resources in UVic Libraries

MLA Guidelines

The Modern Language Association (MLA) publishes a style manual heavily used in the Humanities. MLA Handbook Plus, the 9th edition (2021), is available to UVic students, staff, and faculty .

Please note, there are no official MLA guidelines for citing specifically in French. Typically one would follow the same citation conventions but rely on the writing conventions of French on such matters as capitalization rules, French quotation marks <<  >> where in English one would use "  ".

For questions regarding specific aspects of MLA citation and writing style, including social media platforms, consult the "Ask the MLA" faq page.

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