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MLA Citations

The Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style is used frequently in literature and the humanities. Here are some examples on how to cite a few commonly-used sources in MLA style.




Print Book:

Bordwell, David. Figures Traced in Light: On Cinematic Staging.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. Print.


An Edited Collection:

Olaniyan, Tejumola, and Ato Quayson, eds. African Literature: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007. Print.


Chapter in an edited, scholarly anthology:

Magny, Claude-Edmonde. "Faulkner or Theological Inversion."  Faulkner: A Collection of Critical Essays. Ed. Robert Penn Warren. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1966. 66-78. Print. 




Article from a scholarly journal, with page numbers, read through an online database:

Sherrard-Johnson, Cherene. "'A Plea for Color': Nella Larsen's Iconography of the Mulatta." American Literature 76.4 (2004): 833-869. MLA International Bibliography. Web. 10 Nov. 2015.


Article from an online-only journal:

Dolby, Nadine. “Research in Youth Culture and Policy: Current Conditions and Future Directions.” Social Work and Society: The International Online-Only Journal 6.2 (2008): n. pag. Web. 20 May 2009. 


Article from a print journal:

Gamble, Kathryn C. "Review: Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy 4." Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 31.2 (2000): 269-70. Print. 




Website with publisher and date 

"Attack Cat: How to Cope with an Aggressive Feline." Attack Cat: How to Cope with an Aggressive Feline. Petsmart Store Support Group, 2015. Web. 23 Nov. 2015.


Website with no publisher or date

"GVRL Overview - Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) - Cengage Learning." GVRL Overview - Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) - Cengage Learning. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Nov. 2015.


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