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About MLA 9

The 9th edition of the MLA Handbook was released in April 2021. NoodleTools will create citations in MLA 9th edition if MLA is the citation style that has been selected.

Many databases have not YET converted to MLA 9. You may see citation options for MLA 8th edition only. 

Always consult your professor to determine which edition should be used. Regardless of which one you use, you want to make sure you are being consistent. Do not mix MLA 8 and MLA 9. Choose one or the other.

Below are instructions on how to convert previous projects created in NoodleTools in MLA 8 to MLA 9.

Converting to MLA 9

If you need a Works Cited page from a previous project created with MLA 8, you will have the option to convert it to MLA 9.

First, you will need to select the academic year of the project. Then, select the project you need by clicking on the blue highlighted project name.


old project years

Once you select the project, it will be highlighted in gray and options will appear on the right hand side (see example below):


convert to mla 9 example

You can save a copy of your previous MLA 8 project by clicking the first option and then Continue.

It will allow you to access the file with this pop-up message:

mla 8 rtf save 

Or, you can convert to MLA 9 by selecting Convert it Now and clicking Continue. A pop-up will appear, like the one below, asking you to confirm your selection.

confirm to mla 9


When you click OK, it will convert all sources in that project to MLA 9 and move the project to the current academic year.