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Library's White MLA Sheet (primarily for non-English coursework)

MLA Citation Style Guide - 7th Edition

PRINT SOURCES


BOOKS

Author’s name(s).  Title of book: including subtitle (underlined or italicized).  Place:  Publisher, Year.  Medium of publication = Print.

ONE AUTHOR

English, Carol.  The Cliffs Won’t Do: Read the Book

    Philadelphia:  McGraw, 1997.  Print.

 

TWO OR THREE AUTHORS (more than 3, use:  1st name, et. al.)

Drucker, Darla, and Amy Jones.  How to Survive Your

    WeddingChicago:  U of Chicago P, 2006.  Print.

 

CORPORATE AUTHOR

Wissahickon Home Economics Department.  Cooking

    With SpiceNew York:  Scribner’s, 1993.  Print.

 

EDITOR

Valenza, Joyce, ed.  Bagels and Books:  An Anthology.

    Brooklyn:  Random, 1991.  Print.

 

WORK IN AN ANTHOLOGY (signed articles or

separate authors)

Smith, James.  “The Physics of Sushi.”  The Fabulous

    Physics Paper.  Ed. Samuel Klein.  RomeCambridge

    UP, 1954.  46-59.  Print.

 

BASIC ENCYCLOPEDIA

 

SIGNED ARTICLE

Copaset, Sandra.  “Zen and the Art of Wearing Blue

    And Khaki.”  Encyclopedia Americana.  1996 ed.

    Print.

 

UNSIGNED ARTICLE

“Best Beards of All Time.”  World Book Encyclopedia.

    15th ed.  1993.  Print.

 

SPECIALIZED ENCYCLOPEDIAS (single volume or multivolume)

 

SINGLE VOLUME:  signed article

Williams, Tony.  “God’s Little Acre (1933).” 

    Encyclopedia of Novels into Film.  Eds. John C.

    Tibbets and James M. Welsh.  New York:  Facts on

    File, 1998.  Print.

 

UNSIGNED MULTIVOLUME

“Idi Amin.”  Encyclopedia of World Biography.  Ed.

    Paula K. Byers.  2nd ed. 21 vols.  Detroit:  Gale, 1998.

    Print.

 

 

JOURNALS

Author’s name(s).  “Title of article.”  Journal title.

    Volume no. (year of publication):  pg. nos.  Print.

 

ARTICLE IN A SCHOLARLY JOURNAL

Skater, Andrew.  “Rollerblading on a Secondary Level.”

    Secondary Education 54 (1990):  113-25.  Print.

 

PERIODICALS (magazines)

 

ARTICLE IN A MAGAZINE (weekly; biweekly)

Henry, Mary Ann.  “Announcing Bus Changes with

    Flair.”  Time  4 July 1991:  71-76.  Print.

 

ARTICLE IN A MAGAZINE (monthly;  bimonthly) PERIODICAL (give month(s) and year)

Ramsey, Pamela.  “Where’s My Smiley Face?” 

    MacWorld  Sept. 1997:  86-94.  Print.

 

REPRINTS

 

ARTICLE REPRINTED IN ANOTHER SOURCE

Roberts, Sheila.  “A Confined World:  A Rereading of

    Pauline Smith.”  World Literature Written in

    English  24 (1984):  232-38.  Rpt. In Twentieth-

    Century Literary Criticism.  Ed. Dennis Poupard.

    Vol. 25.  Detroit: Gale, 1988.  399-402.  Print.

 

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED BOOK – reprinted in another source

Morley, Patricia.  Margaret LaurenceNew York:

    Twayne, 1981:  143-146.  Rpt. in Contemporary

    Literary Criticism.  Ed. Roger Matuz.  Vol. 62.

    Detroit:  Gale, 1991.  288-299.  Print.

 

NEWSPAPERS

 

SIGNED ARTICLE

Goldberg, Grace.  “The Inside Track:  Alumni Life.”

    Trojan Times  10 Oct. 1991:  17.  Print.

 

UNSIGNED ARTICLE WITH NON-CONSECUTIVE PG. NOS.

“Striking a Pose with Sally Miles.”  New York Times

    15 Oct. 1997.  sec. 1:  35+.  Print.

  


ELECTRONIC SOURCES


ONLINE DATABASES (subscription) 

First cite the original source information (from book or

    periodical).  Complete the citation by stating the title of

    the database (italicized), the medium of publication

    (Web), and the date of access.  Add the URL at the end in

    <angle brackets> only if your teacher requires it.

 

Student Resource Center

 “Niccola Machiavelli.”  DISCovering Authors.

    Online ed.  Detroit:  Gale, 2003.  Student Resource

    Center – GoldWeb.  4 Aug. 2009.

 

Hall, Jeffrey C.  “Mars.”  Gale Encyclopedia of

    Science.  4th ed.  Detroit:  Gale, 2008.  Student

    Resource Center – GoldWeb.  30 July 2007.

 

Periodical:  EBSCO and Proquest

Schaeffer, Charles, and Art Cosing.  “This School Is

    For The Birds!”  Ranger Rick.  Sept. 2001:  34.

    MasterFile Premier.  Ebsco.  Web

    10 Sept. 2004.

 

Flora, Carlin.  “Sugar on the Brain.”  Psychology

    Today.  Nov./Dec. 2004:  22.  Platinum Periodicals.

    Proquest.  Web.  9 Nov. 2008.

 

History Resource Center – US and World

French, Allen.  “Bunker Hill, Battle of.”  Dictionary of

    American History.  3rd ed.  10 vols.  New York:

    Scribner’s, 2003.  History Resource CenterWeb.

    9 Nov. 2008.

 

Literature Resource Center

Nagel, James.  “Ernest Hemingway.”  Dictionary of

    Literary Biography, vol. 9:  American Novelists,

1910-1945.Detroit:  Gale, 1981:  100-120. 

Literature Resource CenterWeb.  6 Aug. 2009.

 

AP Image

Marsh, George E.  “Dust Bowl Study.”  National

    Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    15 April 2004.  AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive.

    Web.  17 Nov. 2008. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERNET – Web Pages (free)

 

Cite the following, as available, in order:

  1. Name of author (reversed for alphabetizing).
  2. Title of Work (underlined if independent, in “quotes” if part of a larger work).
  3. Title of Overall Website (italicized, if distinct from title of the work).
  4. Version or Edition used (exs. Rev. ed., 7th ed.).
  5. Publisher or Sponsor of site (n.p. if none).
  6. Date of Publication (n.d. if none)
  7. Medium of Publication (Web)
  8. Date of Access
  9. URL if required by your teacher.

 

Green, Joshua.  “The Rove Presidency.”  

    The Atlantic.com.  Atlantic Monthly Group,

    Sept. 2007.  Web.  15 May 2008.

 

Lessig, Lawrence.  “Free Debates:  More Republicans

    Call on RNC.”  Lessig 2.0.  N.p.,  4 May 2007.

    Web.  15 May 2008.

 

 

Scholarly Project

Victorian Women Writers Project.  Ed. Perry Willet.

    Indiana U.  24 April 2003.  Web.  9 Jan. 2006.

 

Downey, Glen.  “The Development of the Chess Motif

    in Victorian Fiction”.  Victorian Web.  21 March

    2000.  Web.  16 Feb. 2008.

 

Professional Site

Portuguese Language Page.  U of Chicago P.  N.d.

    Web.  1 May 2008.

 

Personal Site

Lancashire, Ian.  Home Page.  N.p.  23 Jan. 2005.

    Web.  5 Aug. 2009.

 

EXAMPLE WITH URL

Field, J. V.  Johannes Kepler.  April 1999. School of

    Mathematics and Statistics.  University of St.

    Andrews, ScotlandWeb.  11 Nov. 2004.

    <http:www.history.msc.standrews.ocuk/biographies/

    Kepler.html>.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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