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MLA Style Examples

MLA Citation Below are a few examples from the current edition of MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (MLA). Located in Gramley Library ref LB 2369 .G53 2003 NOTE: DOUBLE-SPACE and use a HANGING INDENT (0.5) for each bibliographic reference. BOOKS The following information may be necessary for your...

MLA Citation

Below are a few examples from

the current edition of MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (MLA).

Located in Gramley Library ref LB 2369 .G53 2003

 

NOTE: DOUBLE-SPACE and use a HANGING INDENT (0.5") for each bibliographic reference.

BOOKS

The following information may be necessary for your citation:

1. Author(s)’s name(s)

2. Title of book/monograph

3. Place of publication and name of publisher

4. Date of publication

 

Basic Form (One Author)

Hemingway, Ernest. A Moveable Feast. New York: Scribner’s, 2002.

Two to Three Authors

Hutcheon, Linda, and Michael Hutcheon. Bodily Charm: Living Opera. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2000.

Over Three Authors (list all authors OR use et al.)

Gilman, Sander, et al. Hysteria beyond Freud. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993.

Entry in a Reference Book

Compton, Susan. “Marc Chagall.” The Dictionary of Art. Ed. Jane Turner. 34 vols. New York: Macmillan Publishers Limited, 1996.

Book by a Corporate Author

National Research Council. Beyond Six Billion: Forecasting the World’s Population. Washington: Natl. Acad., 2000.

Multi-volume Work

Martin, Michael T., ed. New Latin American Cinema. 2 vols. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1997.

 

JOURNALS, PERIODICALS, etc.

The following information may be necessary for your citation:

1. Author(s)'s name(s) (Last, First)

2. "Title of article/document"

3. Title of source/periodical

4. Publication info: Volume(issue), Page Numbers or Date

 

Scholarly Journal (with continuous pagination)

Hanks, Patrick. “Do Word Meanings Exist?” Computers and the Humanities 34 (2000): 205-15.

Schoarly Journal (separate pages)

Bathleme, Frederick. "Architecture." Kansas Quarterly. 13.3-4 (1981): 77-80

Magazine (not scholarly)

Weintraub, Arlene, and Laura Cohen. “A Thousand-Year Plan for Nuclear Waste.” Business Week 6 May 2002: 94-96.

Anonymous Article

“Dubious Venture.” Time 3 Jan. 1994: 64-65.

Newspaper Article

Hennenberger, Melinda. “The Leonardo Cover-Up.” New York Times 21 Apr. 2002, late ed.: 42+.

Book Review

Crutchfield, Will. “Pure Italian.” Rev. of Verdi: A Biography, by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz. New Yorker 31 Jan. 1994: 76-82.

Full Text Article from an Online Database

Liao, Darlene M. “Leader of the Pack.” Chinese Business Review 26.6 Nov/Dec. 1999: 28-29 . Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Gramley Library, Salem College. Accessed: 5 May 2006 <http://www.epnet.com>.

 

SEE ALSO:

  • MLA handbook for writers or research papers. 6th Ed. Call Number: Ref LB2369.G53 2003
  • Raimes, Ann. Keys for Writers (5th Ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008.  Call Number: Ref PE1408 .R16 2008 -- *Part 3*
  • Lipson, Charles. Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles. Chicago: U. of Chicago Press, 2006. Call Number: REF PN171 .F56 L55 2006

 

Citing Electronic Sources from the Library of Congress. This site includes different styles.
http://memory.loc.gov/learn/start/cite/index.html

 

Columbia Guide to Online Style by English professors Janice R. Walker and Todd Taylor. This site includes formats and examples for a variety of electronic resources in many styles.
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/cgos2006/basic.html

 

Documenting Electronic Sources from Purdue's fine On-line Writing Lab (OWL). This site contains additional links to citations in different disciplines, links to other resources about citing Internet resources, and overviews of different styles.
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_docelectric.html


MLA Style from the MLA - click on the link to MLA Style and go to the Frequently Asked Questions. The guidelines are the only ones available on the Internet that are authorized by the MLA (Modern Language Association of America).
http://www.mla.org/

 

Using MLA Style to Cite and Document Sources from the Web site for the book Online!: A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources by Andrew Harnack, an English professor, and Eugene Kleppinger, a software consultant. This site offers guidelines based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers and the MLA Web site (listed above).
http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/cite5.html

 

Writer's Handbook: Documentation Styles produced by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center. This site includes examples for several styles.
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/Documentation.html