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MLA Style: How to Cite...

A guide to writing papers and citing sources in Modern Language Association style.

How to Cite...

Use the drop-down options on the tab above to select which type of source you wish to cite.

The generic form of citation for MLA follows:

Author. Title. Title of container (self contained if book), Other contributors (translators or editors), Version (edition), Number (volume and/or number), 

Publisher, Publisher Date, Location (pages/DOI/URL).

Most Used Citations

Book

Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication (if published before 1900), Publisher, Publication Date.

Online Journal Article

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, pages, Database Name, DOI/URL. Accessed date (optional).

Website

Editor/Author (if available). Name of Site. Version number, Name of sponsor/publisher, date of creation (if available), URL/DOI. Date of access.

Web Page

Editor/Author (if available). "Title of Page." Name of Site. Version number, Name of sponsor/publisher, date of creation (if available), URL/DOI. Date

of access.