MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers: Citation GuideLibrary Instructional ServicesMississippi State University Libraries
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
has been a standard citation guide forthe humanities for decades. The 6
edition, published in 2003, contains updatedinformation on citing electronic resources. This brief guide provides examples of citationstyles for various sources that are commonly used in humanities research. It is not areplacement for the
.Two copies of the 6
edition of the
(call number REF LB2369 .G53 2003)are available at the Ready Reference Desk, located on the 2
floor of Mitchell MemorialLibrary. All material cited in this guide is available in the print or electronic collections ofMississippi State University Libraries.
Book or Monograph, Single Author:
Minter, David L. William Faulkner, His Life and Work. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1997.
Book or Monograph, More Than One Author:
Moore, Harry T., and Albert Parry. Twentieth-Century Russian Literature. Carbondale:Southern Illinois UP, 1974.
Chapter From a Book:
Use this format when a book consists of chapters written by various individuals. Note thatthe name of the chapter is placed in quotation marks, and the page numbers of the chapterare included after the publication information. The name(s) of the editor(s) of the work mustalso be stated.Barlow, Judith E. “Building Characters: Eugene O’Neill’s Composition Process.” EugeneO’Neill in China. Ed. Haiping Liu and Lowell Swortzell. New York: Greenwood, 1992.149-155.
Article From a Journal:
The title of the article is placed in quotation marks, and the journal that contains the article isunderlined. These are followed by the volume number, the year of publication, and the pagenumbers.Downie, J.A. “Defoe’s Early Writings.” Review of English Studies 46 (1995): 225-230.