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MLA Citation Style

MLA Citation Style

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 7th ed. by Joseph Gibaldi


Citing Printed Works    Citing Works Found in Databases     Citing Works Found on the Internet     Sample Works Cited

Citing Printed Works

Book With One Author

Asquith, Clare. Shadowplay: the Hidden Beliefs and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare. New York:  Public Affairs, 2005. Print.

General Reference Book (textbook, encyclopedia, dictionary)

“Onomatopoeia.” The Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd ed. 1989. Print.

Chapter from a Book

Purtill, Richard. “Christian Morality in The Lord of the Rings.” Readings on J.R.R. Tolkien. Ed. Katie de Koster. San Diego: Greenhaven, 2000. 86-92. Print.

Work in an Anthology (acollection of literary pieces, such as poems, short stories, or plays)

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. “Young Goodman Brown.” Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing. 6th ed. Eds. Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R Mandell. Boston: Thomson/Heinle, 2007. 489-498. Print.

Journal Article

Harris, Katherine M. and Cindy Thomas. “Naltrexone and Pharmacy Benefit Management.”  Journal of  Addictive Diseases23.4 (2004):11-29. Print.

Magazine Article (Use complete date given; do not use volume or issue number.)

Todd, Kim. “Tracking the Snow Cat.” Sierra Mar.-Apr. 2003: 26-33. Print.

Newspaper Article

Hopper, Leigh and Jennifer Leahy. “Local Rabies Case: Infected Teen Fighting for Life.” Houston Chronicle11 May 2006: 1+. Print.

Gale Literary Criticism Series (e.g. Twentieth Century Literary Criticism; Poetry Criticism; Drama Criticism; Short Story Criticism)

These books contain essays and articles reprinted from various books and journals. Give the publication information for the original printing, using the “Source” information listed at the beginning of each entry. Then give the publication information for the book in hand.

Gullason, Thomas H. “The Short Story: An Underrated Art.” Studies in Short Fiction 2.1 (1964): 13-31. Rpt. in Short Story Criticism. Ed. Anna J. Sheets. Vol. 28. Detroit: Gale, 1998. 51-52. Print.


Citing Works Found in Databases

Electronic Book from the NetLibrary database

Grady, Hugh. Shakespeare and Modernity: Early Modern to Millennium. New York: Routledge, 2002. NetLibrary. Web. 2 Dec. 2008.

Journal Article

Hadfield, Andrew. “Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure.” The Explicator 61.2 (2003):  71-73. Literature Resource Center. Web. 16 Oct. 2008.

Magazine Article

Todd, Kim. “Tracking the Snow Cat.” Sierra Mar.-Apr. 2003: n. pag. Academic Search Complete. Web. 26 Mar. 2008.

Newspaper Article

Hopper, Leigh and Jennifer Leahy. “Local Rabies Case: Infected Teen Fighting for Life.” Houston Chronicle11 May 2006:1+. Proquest Newspapers. Web. 21 June 2008.


 

Citing Works Found on the Internet

Book found on the Internet

Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet. [1597?]. William Shakespeare Info. Web. 12 May 2008.

Journal Article from a website

Pringle, Erin, Richard Latin and Kris Berg.  “The Relationship Between 10KM Running Performance and Pulmonary Function.” Journal of Exercise Physiology Online 8.5 (2005): 22-28. Web. 19 Sept. 2008.

Magazine Article from a website

Todd, Kim. “Tracking the Snow Cat.” Sierra Mar.-Apr. 2003: n. pag. Web. 26 Mar. 2008.

Newspaper Article from a website

Romero, Simon. “Jury Begins Deliberations in Enron Trial.” New York Times. New York Times, 17 May 2006. Web. 11 Apr. 2008.

Citing an entire Internet Site

Woodstock Water Buffalo. Woodstock Water Buffalo Company, 2005. Web. 22 July 2008.

 

Notes:

  • Begin list of Works Cited on a new page, continuing page numbers from text.
  • Center the title, Works Cited, one inch from the top.
  • Arrange the items on your works cited list alphabetically by author, or by the title when there is no author
  • Use one inch margins on all sides of the page; double-space between lines and each entry.
  • Indent the second and following lines of each entry 0.5 inches (5 spaces).
  • Abbreviate the names of all months except May, June, and July.
  • If the paging of a magazine or newspaper article is continued elsewhere in the issue, include only the first page number followed by a plus sign (+).
  • Parenthetical citations include both the last name of author (s) and relevant page numbers of print sources unless author’s name is given in the text.


 

Sample Works Cited

 

Asquith, Clare. Shadowplay: the Hidden Beliefs and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare.  New York: Public Affairs, 2005. Print.

Grady, Hugh. Shakespeare and Modernity: Early Modern to Millennium. New York: Routledge, 2002. NetLibrary. Web. 2 Dec. 2008.

Gullason, Thomas H. “The Short Story: An Underrated Art.” Studies in Short Fiction 2.1 (1964): 13-31. Rpt. in Short Story Criticism. Ed. Anna J. Sheets. Vol. 28. Detroit: Gale, 1998. 51-52. Print.

Hadfield, Andrew. “Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure.” The Explicator 61.2 (2003): 71-73. Literature Resource Center. Web. 16 Oct. 2008.

Harris, Katherine M. and Cindy Thomas. “Naltrexone and Pharmacy Benefit Management.” Journal of  Addictive Diseases23.4 (2004):11-29. Print.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. “Young Goodman Brown.” Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing. 5th ed. Eds. Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R Mandell. Boston: Thomson/Heinle. 2004, 335-346. Print.

Hopper, Leigh and Jennifer Leahy. “Local Rabies Case: Infected Teen Fighting for Life.”  Houston Chronicle11 May 2006: 1+. Proquest Newspapers. Web.21 June 2008.

“Onomatopoeia.” The Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd ed. 1989. Print.

Pringle, Erin, Richard Latin and Kris Berg.  “The Relationship Between 10KM Running Performance and Pulmonary Function.” Journal of Exercise Physiology Online 8.5 (2005): 22-28. Web. 19 Sept. 2008.

Purtill, Richard. “Christian Morality in The Lord of the Rings.” Readings on J.R.R. Tolkien. Ed. Katie de Koster. San Diego: Greenhaven, 2000. 86-92. Print.

Romero, Simon.  “Jury Begins Deliberations in Enron Trial.” New York Times. New York Times, 17 May 2006. Web. 11 Apr. 2008.

Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet. [1597?]. William Shakespeare Info. Web. 12 May 2008

Woodstock Water Buffalo. Woodstock Water Buffalo Company, 2005. Web. 22 July 2008.

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