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MLA Citation Style 9th Edition: How to Paraphrase and Quote

A lesson on how to quote, paraphrase and summarize sources (download powerpoint)

A quick guide on: How to Paraphrase and Quote

Paraphrasing and quoting in MLA style from IRSC Libraries.

Following are new points that concern the writing in a research project suggested by

  • For works in a language not written in the Latin alphabet, writers must choose between giving titles and quotations in romanization or in the language’s writing system (MLA 2.98).
  • Two forward slashes (//) mark stanza breaks in run-in quotations of verse (MLA 6.37).
  • If a block quotation of prose contains internal paragraphing, the first line of the quotation now begins without an extra paragraph indention even if one is present in the source (MLA 6.35).


For more information about quoting and paraphrasing please refer to MLA Style Center or refer to MLA Handbook 9th edition, chapter 6.31-6.77.