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MLA Citations

The following examples demonstrate how to cite common sources according to MLA style. For full details, consult the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th Edition).

Disciplines

The MLA-style is used in literature, art, and the humanities.

Sample Research Paper

A sample MLA-style research paper is available on Diana Hacker's Research & Documentation Online website

Preformatted MLA Citations

The Union Institute & University Library provides access to three tools that will format MLA citations: Google Scholar and Zotero.  Visit our Citation Tools page for information and instructions.

 

In-Text Citations

Author’s Name Already Used in Sentence

1 Author

2-3 Authors

4+ Authors

Your sentence (Page #).

(Last name Page #)

(Last name and Last name Page #)

(Last Name et al. Page #)

 

Bibliography Citations
 Articles  (online)

Template: Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article: Subtitle." Journal volume.number (year): xx-xx. Library Database. Web. dd mon. year.

Example: Dill, Jennifer. "Bicycling for Transportation and Health: The Role of Infrastructure." Journal of Public Health Policy 30.1 (2009): 95-110. Academic Search Premier. Web. 20 Sept. 2010.

Example: Zoanetti, Nathan. "Interactive Computer Based Assessment Tasks: How Problem-Solving Process Data can Inform Instruction." Australasian Journal of Educational Technology 26.5 (2010): 585-606. Web. 20 Aug. 2010.

Articles  (in print)

Template: Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article: Subtitle." Journal volume.number (year): xx-xx. Print.

Example: Dill, Jennifer. "Bicycling for Transportation and Health: The Role of Infrastructure." Journal of Public Health Policy 30.1 (2009): 95-110. Print.

Books (in print, one author)

Template: Last Name, First Name. Title of Book: Subtitle. Publication city: Publisher, Year. Print.

Example: Hyman, Mark. The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First: The Simple Way to Defeat Depression, Overcome Anxiety, and Sharpen Your Mind. New York: Scribner, 2008. Print.

Books (in print, two authors)

Template: Last Name, First Name, and First Name Last Name. Title of Book: Subtitle. Publication city: Publisher, Year. Print.

Example: Stone, Carolyn B., and Carol A. Dahir. The Transformed School Counselor. Boston: Lahaska Press, 2006. Print.

Book (electronic)

Template: Last Name, First Name. Title of Book: Subtitle. Publication city: Publisher, Year. Database. Web. dd mon. year.

Example: Dacyczyn, Amy. The Complete Tightwad Gazette: Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle. New York: Villard Books, 1998. ebrary. Web. 20 Aug. 2010.

Example: Katz, Sandor Ellix. Wild fermentation: The flavor, nutrition, and craft of live-culture foods. White River Jct.: Chelsea Green, 2003. Kindle file.

Book Chapter

Template: Chapter Author’s Last Name, First Name. “Chapter Title.” Book Title. Ed. Editor’s First Name Last  Name. Publication City: Publisher, Year. Xx-xx. Print.

Example: Wood, John. “Relative Abundance.” Designers, Visionaries, and Other Stories: A Collection of Sustainable Design Essays. Ed. Jonathan Chapman and Nick Gant. London: Earthscan, 2007. 96-117. Print.

Dissertation

Template: Last Name, First Name. Title of Dissertation: Subtitle if Applicable. Diss. University, Year of Degree. Ann Arbor: UMI, Year of Publication. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. Web. dd mon. year.

Example: Curran, Carol F. The Experience of Moving to Different Dimensions of Consciousness. Diss. Union Institute & University, 2007. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2008. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. Web. 23 Mar. 2011.

Webpage

Template: Last Name, First Name. "Title of page." Title of Website. Year updated. Web. dd mon. year.

Example: Herzog, Brian. "Coming Soon: Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library". Swiss Army Librarian. Web. 19 Aug. 2010.

Example: "WIC at a Glance". U. S. Department of Agriculture. 2010. Web. 20 Aug. 2010.

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