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MLA Citation Examples

MLA Citation Examples

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This document provides examples of common resources and how to cite them using MLA format.
This document provides examples of common resources and how to cite them using MLA format.

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 1Updated: 10/25/2010
Works Cited or Consulted Format According to MLA Style
Examples Reflect 7
th
Edition, published 2009
 Print Resources
Type of Material Information Needed Example:
Books and Pamphlets
Author‟s Name (if given).
Title
. City:Publisher, Copyright. Date.Medium.Corrick, James A.
The Industrial Revolution
. San Diego:Lucent, 1998. Print.
Two or Three Authors
Give
author‟s
names in the same orderas on title page.
Title.
City:Publisher. Copyright date.Medium.Brownstone, David and Irene Franck.
People in the News1997 
. New York: Macmillan, 1997. Print.
More Than ThreeAuthors
First Author, et al.
Title
. City:Publisher, Copyright Date.Medium.Olmos, Edward James et al.
 Americanos: Latino Life in theUnited States
. Boston: Little, Brown, 1999. Print.
Translated Work
Original author.
Title
. Translator. City:Publisher, Copyright Date.Medium.Camus, Albert
. The Stranger 
. Trans. Matthew Ward. NewYork: Vintage International, 1989. Print.Franz Kafka.
The Metamorphosis
. Trans. and ed. StanleyCorngold. New York: Bantam Books, 1986. Print.
Signed Article fromMulti-Volume Work
(HINT: Look for a Volumenumber on the spine. Ex. of these sources includespecial encyclopedias, Novels for students, Literature in Its Time, etc.)
Aut
hor. “Article title.”
Title of Volume
.Editors. Vol. Number. City:Publisher, Copyright Date.Page #. Medium.Moser, Patrick J.
“Essay on „
The Stranger.
‟”
 Novels for Students
. Eds. Marie Rose Napierkowski andDeborah A. Stanley. Vol. 6. Detroit: Gale Group,1999. 287-290. Print.Wells, Colin
. “The Stranger.”
 Literature and Its Time
. Ed.Joyce Moss. Supp. 1, pt. 2. Detroit: Gale, 2003.441-449. Print.
 
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Type of Material Information Needed Example:
Unsigned Article fromMulti-Volume Work
“Article title.”
Title of Volume
.Editors. Vol. Number. City:Publisher, Copyright Date.Page #. Medium.
“The Stranger.”
 Literature and Its Time
. Ed. Joyce Moss.Supp. 1, pt. 2. Detroit: Gale, 2003. 441-449. Print.
Specific DictionaryDefinition
“Word defined.” Definition number.
Title
. Edition. Copyright Date.Medium.
 
“Hermit.” Def. 1a.
Webster’s Th
ird New International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged 
.1981. Print.
Government Publication
Government Body. GovernmentAgency.
 Document Title
. City:Publisher, Copyright Date.Medium.United States. United States Department of Labor. Bureauof Statistics.
 Dictionary of Occupational Titles
.Washington: GPO, 2002. Print.
Print Encyclopedia
Author‟s Name (if given). “Title of theArticle.”
Title
. Edition.Copyright Date. Medium.
“Shakespeare.”
The New Encyclopedia Britannica
. 15
th
 ed. 1997. Print.
Reprinted Periodical in aBook
Give data for the earlier publication andthen add Rpt. in
 
the
title of thecollection
and the newpublication facts. Page #.Medium.Tyler, Anne
. “Manic Monologue.”
The New Republic
(Apr.1989): 44-46. Rpt. in
Contemporary LiteraryCriticism
. Ed. Roger Matuz. Vol. 58. Detroit: GaleResearch, 1990. 325. Print.
Articles from Anthologies
Author‟s Name (if given). “Title of the Article.”
Title of thePublication
. City: Publisher,Copyright Date. Medium.Davis, Charles T.
“The Mixed Heritage of the ModernBlack Novel.”
 Ralph Ellison
. New York: Chelsea,1986. Print.
Periodical Articles
Author‟s Name (if given). “Title of the Article.”
 Name of Periodical
 Date: Page #. Medium.
 Gup, Ted
. “Empire of the Dead.”
Smithsonian
Apr. 2000:106-120. Print.
 
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Type of Material Information Needed Example:
Newspaper Articles
Author‟s Name (if given). “Title of 
the
Article.”
 Name of Newspaper 
 Date: Section. (Plus sign (+) inentry indicates article is continuedon inside pages). Medium
.McCrory, Mary
. “Ask Someone Who Cares.”
TheWashington Post 
30 Apr. 2000: B1+. Print.
Online Database Subscription Services
 
Decide on which type of source you are using, and then follow the format citing it.
 
For material that originally appeared in print, begin with print publication information.Type of Material Information Needed Example:Magazines &Newspapers
Author‟s name (if given). “Title of Article.”
 Name of Periodical
. Date of publication: page numbers.
 Nameof Database Used 
. Medium. Date
of access <URL of service‟s
homepage>.
 
Frick, Robert
. “Investing in Medical Miracles.”
 Kiplinger’s
Personal Finance
Feb. 1999: 80-87.
SIRS Researcher 
. Web. 25 Feb. 2004<http://www.sirs.com>.
Scholarly Journals
Author‟s name (if given). “Title of Article.”
 Name of Periodical
. Vol. number:Issue number (Date of publication): page numbers.
 Nameof Database Used 
. Medium. Dateof access
<URL of service‟s
homepage>.
 
Pearson, Roger L.. "Gatsby: False Prophet of the AmericanDream."
 English Journals
59:5 (1970).
Student  Resource Center.
Web. 10 Nov. 2000<http://infotrac.galegroup.com/>.

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