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MLA Citations

The Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style is used frequently in literature and the humanities.




One author:

Faulkner, William. Absalom, Absalom! Vintage Books, 1936.



Two authors:

Lash, Scott, and John Urry. Economies of Signs & Space. Sage Publications, 1994.





Journal article accessed through a database:

MacDonald, Susan P. “The Erasure of Language.” College Composition and Communication, vol. 58, no. 4, 2007, pp. 585-625. JSTOR, url: Accessed 8 May 2009.



Print journal article:

Butts, Jeffrey A. “Necessarily Relative: Is Juvenile Justice Speedy Enough?” Crime & Delinquency, vol.43, no. 1, 1997, pp. 3-23.






Weitering, Hanneke. “Missed the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse? Here's When the Next One Is Happening.”, 31 Jan. 2018, Accessed 1 Feb 2018.



Website (with no date or author given):

“Mission, Vision, and Values.” Our Lady of the Lake University,  Accessed 12 July 2016.

Database Citations

Article databases like Academic Search Complete and JSTOR have a "Cite" feature under Tools that allows you to view the citation and copy/paste it directly into your References page. Make sure to double check it with the Style Guide!


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MLA citation from database

Style Manuals

Web Resources

Check out these online resources for all things MLA!


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