The MLA style is established by the Modem Language Association. It is used most often in the disciplines of English and foreign languages. It requires a name and page number in the text of the document and a full
bibliographic entry for each source used on a “Works Cited” page.
Gabor, A. Einstein’s Wife: Work and Marriage in the Lives of
Five Great Twentieth-Century Women. New York: Viking, 1955. Print.
Welsch, Roger L. and Linda K. Welsch. Cather’s Kitchens: Foodways
in Literature and Life. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1987. Print.
- Magazine Article – Weekly
Block, T. G. “Riding the Waves.” Forbes II Sept. 1995: 182+. Print.
- Magazine Article – Monthly
Moran, S. P. “A Deviant Star.” Natural History June 1983: 24-29. Print.
- Newspaper Article
Whitlock, Craig. “U.S. Climate Envoy Vows Support.” The Washington Post.
30 Mar. 2009: A3. Print.
- Magazine Article for Online Database
Auster, Bruce B. “Restarting the Race Dialogue.” U.S. News & World Report.
23 Mar. 1998: 13+. Bell & Howell ProQuest. Web. 23 Jun. 1988.
Gibbs, W. Wayt. “Taking Aim at Tumors.” Scientific American 278.5 (May 1998): 17+.
EBSCOhost. Web. 23 Jun. 1998.
- Citing Internet Resources Using MLA Style
When citing sources from the Internet include the following information as appropriate to the source:
- Name of author, editor, etc.
- Title of work (italicized).
- Title of overall Web site (Italicized).
- Version or edition.
- Publisher or sponsor of site; if not available use n.p.
- Date of publication (day, month, and year if available) ; if nothing is available use n.d.
- Medium of publication (Web).
- Date of access (day, month, year).
- Online Magazine Article
Stover, Dawn. “Gone Fission.” Popular Science Dec.2008: 273.6 (2008):19-21.
Ebsco Host. Web. 16 Feb. 2009.
Online Journal Article
Little, Miles & Fearnside, Michael. “On Trust.” Online Journal of Ethics 2.1 (1997): n. p.
Web. 1 Feb. 1999.
Miscellaneous Internet Sources
- No author noted “Schools and Gun Violence.” Online Posting. 13 Jun. 1999. Web.
17 Feb. 2000.
- Group or organization as authors
American Textile Manufacturers Institute.”Government Relations:
Steps for an Effective Meeting.” 1998. Web. Online Posting. 17 Feb. 2000.
For Complete MLA Style rules, please consult the following resources:
- MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (call number: LB 2369 .G53 2003)
- The MLA Style Manual (call number: Ref. PN 147 .A28 1985)
REMEMBER: Instructors serve as the FINAL authority in matters of citation for class-based assignments