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Examples of MLA Citations

Examples of the most common forms of MLA citations

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Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Edition used. Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication. Medium of publication.


Book with one author

Aprilson, Andy. The Emergency Budget Task Force Handbook. Mississippi: Haberdasher, 2001. Print.


Book with two authors

Bringham, Darrin E., and Sally Knope. Resting Heartbeat Science. 12th ed. Alahandro: Spaghetti, 2001. Print.


Book with three authors

Christopherson, Charles, Ronald Swanson, and Roger Koltz. Fog Pirates: On Board the USS Hammerhead. Pickleton: Putters, 2001. Print.


Book with more than three authors

Niderbacher, Leslie A., et al. Penne and the Jets: A Love Story. Albuquerque: Partridge, 2003. Print.


Books with no author

Encyclopedia of Football. New York: Sporting Publishers Inc., 2002. Print.


Books by a corporate author or organization

Canadian Pumpkinology Association. The Truth about Rats and Skunks: Nature's Worst Enemies. Toronto: La Fraude Publishers, 2009. Print.


Work in an anthology

Graeve, Michael J. "Catching the Big One: How Fishing Helped Me Find My Center." The Anthology of Modern Fishing. Ed. A.D. Hovel. Ann Arbor: Maven Publishing Company, 2009. 42-63. Print.


Work in a compilation

O'Hanlon, Bert, Lenny Thompson, and Brenda Massey, comp. and ed. Safety: How to be Safe Literally All the Time. San Diego: Goldstein, 1942. Print.


Work in a reference book

Graeve, Michael J. "The Best Way to Catch a Fish." The Big Book of Fishing. Ed. D.A. Trader. Burlington: Vermont's Finest Publisher Inc., 2008. Print.


Two or more works by the same author

Zruna, Jim. Adequate Lawn Care 101. Detroit: University of Michigan Press, 1993. Print.


---. Common Lawn Pests and How to Destroy Them Effectively. Florida: Simon & Penguin, 1991. Print.




Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical Series Number. Volume Number. Issue Number. Date of Publication (for a scholarly journal, the year; for other periodicals, the day, month, and year): Pages. Medium of publication.



LaFrambois, Karen. "Why Do People Treat Their Pets Better Than Other Humans?" Vanity Circus Sept. 2003: 121-140. Print.


Journal article

Coxswain, Abraham D., Frederick Blursdale III, Thaddeus T. Landover, and Jose Sanchez. "Analyzing the Psychology of Odd Juxtaposition." Name Technology 42 (1986): 121-342. Print.


Electronic sources


Author/Editor (if available). "Title of Article (if applicable)." Title of Website/Database/Book. Version or Edition. Publisher information (the organization/institution affiliated with the site), date of publication. Medium of publication. Date of access.


Entire website

The Official Website of the Super Bowl XLV Champion Green Bay Packers. The Green Bay Packers, 2011. Web. 23 May 2001.


Page on a website

Mueller, Dawn. "How the Packers Won My Heart and Then the Super Bowl." The Very Unofficial Packers Fan Site. 14 Mar. 2011. Web. 1 May 2011.


Article in an online scholarly journal

Paulson, Robert. "Soapmaking: A Journey through the Dirty World of Saponification." Journal of Pierce & Pierce 55.81 (1991): 21-48. Web. 14 April 2001.



Rodgers, Aaron. "Re: I Am Your Biggest Fan." Message to Dawn Mueller. 20 Mar. 2011. Email.


Sound Recording


Adele.  21.  XL Recordings, 2011. CD.



Mars, Bruno. "Just the way you are." Doo-Wops & Hooligans. Elektra, 2010. CD.



Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus.  Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major.  Perf.  Timothy Twain.  Rec. 14 August 1982.  Sony, 1988. Audiocassette.


Other common sources


Zoom: Academy for Superheroes. Dir. Peter Hewitt. Revolution Studios, 2006. Film.


Television program

"Cooking with Chocolate."  Fancy Eats. The Food Channel. 6 June 2006. Television.



McCabe, Adam. Interview by Larry King. Larry King Live. CNN. New York. 21 September 2009. Television.



McRae, Kellen. "No Surprises." Matthew Coleman Hall at the University of Western Ontario. 21 Sep. 2004. Lecture.


Presentation from a published conference proceeding

Cassidy, Karen. "How to Be Really Good At Everything." The 2010 Conference of Talented People. Ed. April Smith. Toronto: The Big Publishing Company, 2011. Print.

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