Welcome to the MHRA Style Guide Online
The MHRA Style Guide is an essential reference for scholars, students and editors in the Modern Humanities. Originally codified for our own use, MHRA style has since 1971 been used much more widely, and today many universities require dissertations to follow it.
The Guide. The complete text of the Style Guide is presented free online from the contents page below: or, for an overview, we also offer the Quick Guide online. The full Guide can also be bought as an inexpensive paperback, or downloaded free as a PDF. This text nevertheless remains subject to copyright, and should not be reproduced without permission.
Citation examples. MHRA styled citations are used throughout the MHRA's online catalogue, with links to explanations. Here are: a typical monograph, a typical collected volume, a special number of a journal cited as a book, and a typical translation; and here are: an article in a journal, a chapter in an edited book, an article in a special number of a journal, and an article in an electronic journal.
Suggestions. The Guide aims to be stable, but minor revisions are periodically made by a committee under the chair of Professor Chloe Paver. Suggestions may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The MHRA regrets that it is unable to enter into private correspondence about questions of style.