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Author last name, first middle. "Article Title in Quotations." Name of Journal in Italics, vol. __, no. __, YYYY, pp.__ - __. Publisher in Italics, www.url.com.
Author last name, first middle. Title of book/website in italics. Publisher, YYYY
Author last name, first middle. "Title of Website." Name of Website, www.url.com
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The following are examples of the Modern Language Association (MLA) formatting of resources for a list of works cited. For complete explanations and more examples, see the MLA Handbook. All page numbers below refer to the 9th edition (2021) of the handbook.
The MLA documentation style uses parenthetical citations in the text (Author pg. no) that refer to the alphabetical list of works cited at the end of the paper. The parenthetical citation appears within the text at the end of the section of cited text and includes the author's last name, followed by a page number, where available: (Anderson 7).
There are many variations on this format depending on the circumstances and type of source being cited. For more examples, see the MLA Handbook, 8th edition, pages 54-58.
Title of Source.
Title of Container,
Academic Journal with Stable URL (p. 320)
Goldman, Anne. "Questions of Transport: Reading Primo Levi Reading Dante." The Georgia Review, vol. 64, no. 1, 2010, pp. 69-88. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41403188.
Academic Journal with DOI with no page numbers (p. 325)
Chan, Evans. "Postmodernism and Hong Kong Cinema." Postmodern Culture, vol. 10, no. 3, May 2000. Project Muse, doi:10.1353/pmc.2000.0021.
Book (p. 313, *Note: the City of Publication should only be used if the book was published before 1900, if the publisher has offices in more than one country, or if the publisher is unknown in North America.)
Jacobs, Alan. The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction. Oxford UP, 2011.
Dorris, Michael, and Louise Erdrich. The Crown of Columbus. HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.
Digital Image found on a Website (from https://libguides.scf.edu/c.php?g=850327&p=6165318)
Warner, Mike. "Monet's Garden." 6 Oct. 2017, Flickr, flic.kr/p/ZsF6q1.
Newspaper Article (p. 322)
Magra, Illiana, and Andrea Zaratemay. "Hikers' Love of a Rarity in the Andes Takes a Toll." The New York Times, 3 May 2018, p. A7.
Web Sites, Blog Entries, and Comments (pp. 324, 326)
Hayes, Terrence. "The Wicked Candor of Wanda Coleman." The Paris Review, 12 June 2020, www.theparisreview.org/blog/2020/06/12/the-wicked-candor-of-wanda-coleman/.The Daily
Max the Pen. Comment on "Why They're Wrong" The Economist, 29 Sept. 2016, 6:06 p.m., www.economist.com/node/21707926/comments.
Folgerpedia. Folger Shakespeare Library, 17 July 2018,folgerpedia.folger.edu/Main_Page
Government Report (p. 344)
United States, Congress, House. Improving Broadband Access for Veterans Act o f2016. Congress.gov, www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/6394/text. 114th Congress, 2nd session, House Resolution 6394, passed 6 Dec. 2016.
Three or More Authors? Use et al. (pp. 232, 313)
Charon, Rita, et al. The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine. Oxford UP, 2017.
For an in-text citation, use (Charon et al. 42).
Pseudonym for Author on Twitter Post (p. 326)
Chaucer Doth Tweet [@LeVostreGC]. "A daye wythout anachronism ys lyke Emily Dickinson wythout her lightsaber." Twitter, 7 Apr. 2018, twitter.com/LeVostreGC/status/982829987286827009.
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