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Modern Language Association (MLA) Citation Style

The following citations are color coded to help you identify the various parts of the citation.

Books

Print:
Printed books are ones you can hold in your hands.

Format:

Author(s). Book Title. Edition number (only if it is the second edition or above). City, State (or Country) of publisher: Publisher's Name, copyright yearPublication format .

Example:

Meyer, Stephenie. Twilight. New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2005. Print.

Online:
Online books are any that you need a computer to read. Sometimes they are referred to as eBooks or electronic books.

Format:

Author(s). Book Title. Edition number (only if it is the second edition or above). City, State (or Country) of publisher: Publisher's Name, copyright yearPublication format. day month, year.
Example: Collin, P.H. Dictionary of Business. 4th ed. London: A & C Black, 2006. Web. February, 2009. 




Journals


Print:
Printed journals are periodicals, magazines, newspapers, etc. you can hold in your hands.

Format:

Author(s). "Article Title." Journal Name vol.issue (year): inclusive pages. Publication format .
Example: Richards, Bernard. "Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Aesthetic Culture." Essays in Criticism 58.4 (2008): 363-369. Print.
Online:
Online journals are
periodicals, magazines, newspapers, etc that you need a computer to read. Sometimes they are referred to as eJournals or electronic journals.

Format:

Author(s). "Article Title." Journal Name vol.issue (year): . Title of database (if retrieved from a database ie JStor).Publication format . day month, year.
Example: Gill, A.A. "Sicily Crypts - Where the Dead Don't Sleep." National Geographic 215.2 (2009): 118-133. Academic Search Complete.Web. 9 February, 2009.




Web Sites


Format:

Author. (or, if no author is available, the name of the organization responsible for the site) Title. (or, if no title is available, the name of the organization responsible for the site) Name of the web site or database. Publisher or sponsor of the site (If none, use N.p.), Date of Publication (if nothing, use n.d.)Publication format. day month, year.
Example: American Cancer Society. Detailed Guide: Castleman Disease. Cancer Reference Information. American Cancer Society. 2009. Web. 9 February, 2009.