MLA stands for the Modern Language Association, which is an organization that focuses on language and literature.
“All fields of research agree on the need to document scholarly borrowings, but documentation conventions vary because of the different needs of scholarly disciplines. MLA style for documentation is widely used in the humanities, especially in writing on language and literature. … MLA style features brief parenthetical citations in the text keyed to an alphabetical list of works cited that appears at the end of the work.”
From: "What is MLA Style." MLA. 2 March 2021. WayBackMachine. https://web.archive.org/web/20120310034132/http://www.mla.org/style. Accessed 14 April 2021.
There have not been many changes in documenting sources in MLA 9th edition. According to the Modern Language Association: "The ninth edition retains the MLA’s unique system of documentation established in the eighth edition. New to the ninth edition are hundreds of additional example citations and visuals; expanded guidance on formatting papers, citing sources, quoting and paraphrasing, and avoiding plagiarism; and entirely new sections on inclusive language, annotated bibliographies, and notes."
Example of a scholarly article:
At Manhattanville College, we have decided to include access dates for content retrieved online.