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EH 1302 -- MLA

BOOKS

Example
Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.

Single author
Howard, Brett. Boston, a Social History. New York: Hawthorn, 1976.

Two or three authors
Gilbert, Sandra M. and Susan Gubar. The Madwoman in the Attic: the Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination. New Haven: Yale UP, 1979.

Editor or compiler as author
Monson, Ingrid, ed. The African Diaspora: a Musical Perspective. New York: Garland, 2000.

Article or chapter in a book
Le Patourel, John. "Normans and Normandy." Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Ed. Joseph Strayer. New York: Scribner's, 1987.

 

PERIODICALS

Example
Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical Volume (Year): Pages.

Article in a scholarly journal
Strecher, Matthew C. "Beyond 'Pure' Literature: Mimesis, Formula, and the Postmodern in the Fiction of Murakami Haruki." Journal of Asian Studies 57 (1998): 354-378.

Entire issue or special section of a journal
Perret, Delphine, ed. Maryse Conde. Spec. issue of Callaloo 18.3 (1995): 535-711.

Article in a newspaper
Hall, Christopher. "Reliving the 1200's With Sweat, Muscle, and No-Tech Tools."New York Times 18 Aug. (2002): B27.

Article in a popular magazine
Lacayo, Richard. "Kids are Us!" Time 23 Sept. 2002: 68-70.

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

When listing a web site on your works consulted page, it may be difficult to find all the information for a full citation. The most important citation parts are the URL and the date you accessed the page. Although individual authors may publish information on a web site, you will often find web resources created by an institution or organization as shown in the examples below.

 

WORLD WIDE WEB

Example
Name of Page. Name of editor, if known. Date page was posted or last revised. Name of Organization. Date site was accessed. <http://websiteaddress.edu>.

Women's Bodies, Women's Property: German Common Law Books in the Fourteenth Century. Ed. Cornelia Throckmorton Feasley. 1999. Tisch Library, Tufts University. 30 Sept. 2003. <http://nils.lib.tufts.edu/archives/Exhibits/Law/index.html>.

 

ARTICLE FROM A LIBRARY DATABASE

Example
Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical. Volume. (Date): pages. Name of Database. Date article was accessed. <http://webaddressofdatabase.edu>.

Lane, Philip J. "The Existential Condition of Television Crime Drama." Journal of Popular Culture. 35.1 (2001): 8-16. Expanded Academic ASAP. Oct. 30 2002. <http://web3.infotrac.galegroup.com>.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Purdue Online Writing Lab MLA Formatting and Style Guide http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/

What is MLA Style? http://www.mla.org/publications/style

Online!: A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/cite5.html

Citing Your Sources: Tutorial from Eastern Washington University
http://support.library.ewu.edu/reference/tutorial/flash/citation.html

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