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MLA Toolkit: Works Cited and In-Text Citations

MLA Citation

Modern Language Association (MLA) Citation Style

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MLA Works Cited

MLA Works Cited

Basic Format:
Author Last Name, First Name Middle Name or Initial. Title of Longer Work or "Title of Shorter Work." City of Publication: Publisher, Year. URL or DOI.

I'm citing a...

 

  1. Author(s). [Last Name, First Name Middle Name or Initial. If multiple authors, use and then First Name Middle Name or Intial Last Name]
  2. "Title of the Article." [In quotation marks]
  3. Title of the Journal, [Capitalized and in italics],
  4. vol. #, [of the journal]
  5. no. #, [of the journal (if any)]
  6. Year,
  7. pp. xxx-xxx.
If accessed online or in a library database...
  • Database, [in italics]
  • URL or DOI
  • Accessed Date Month Year.

 

Gosine, Kevin, and Emmanuel Tabi. "Disrupting Neoliberalism and Bridging the Multiple Worlds of Marginalized Youth via Hip-Hop Pedagogy: Contemplating Possibilities." Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, vol. 38, no. 5, 2016, pp. 445-467. Research Gate, doi: 10.1080/10714413.2016.1221712. Accessed 1 Nov. 2018.

 

  1. Author(s). [Last Name, First Name Middle Name or Initial. If multiple authors, use and then First Name Middle Name or Intial Last Name]
  2. "Title of the Article." [In quotation marks]
  3. Title of the Newspaper or Publication, [in italics]
  4. Publication date, [Date Abbreviated Month Year]
  5. URL.
  6. Accessed Date Month Year.

 

Cochrane, Emily, and Noah Weiland. "Hillary Clinton, the N.F.L., Roy Moore and Other Asides from the President." The New York Times, 16 Nov. 2018, https://nyti.ms/2zf1TPB. Accessed 1 Nov. 2018.

 

Print Book
  1. Author(s). [Last Name, First Name Middle Name or Initial. If multiple authors, use and then First Name Middle Name or Intial Last Name]
  2. Title of the Book. [in italics]
  3. Edition # ed., [if any]
  4. Publisher,
  5. Year.

 

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. 1st ed., J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1960.
eBook
  1. Author(s). [Last Name, First Name Middle Name or Initial. If multiple authors, use and then First Name Middle Name or Intial Last Name]
  2. Title of the Book. [in italics]
  3. Edition # ed., [if any]
  4. Publisher,
  5. Database, [in italics]
  6. URL or DOI
  7. Accessed Date Month Year.

 

Crouch, Anna T., and Clency Meurier, editors. Vital Notes for Nurses: Health Assessment. John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated. ProQuest EBOOK Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/csudh/detail.action?docID=836606#. Accessed 1 Nov. 2018.

 

  1. Author(s) of the Chapter. [Last Name, First Name Middle Name or Initial. If multiple authors, use and then First Name Middle Name or Initial Last Name]
  2. "Title of the Chapter."
  3. Title of the Book, [in italics]
  4. edited by , [First and Last Names of the editors]
  5. Publisher,
  6. Year,
  7. pp. xxx-xxx. [if any]
  8. Database, [in italics]
  9. URL or DOI
  10. Accessed Date Month Year.

 

Green, David. "Supporting the Academic Success of Hispanic Students." College Libraries and Student Culture: What We Now Know, edited by Andrew D. Asher and Lynda M. Duke, ALA Editions, 2011. EBSCOhost Academic eBook Collection, http://libproxy.csudh.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=390319. Accessed 19 Nov. 2018.

 

  1. Author, if any.
  2. "Title of Page, Section, or Document."
  3. Publisher,
  4. URL.
  5. Accessed Date Month Year.

 

"Citation Guide." CSUDH University Library, https://www.libguides.csudh.edu/citation. Accessed 1 Nov. 2018.

MLA In-text Citations

MLA In-text Citations

Basic Format:
(Last Name Page #).

I'm citing...

You only need the author's last name and the page number

(Burke 3)

If there is no author...

Use a shortened title of the work

("Impact of Global Warming")

Connect both authors' last names with and, and include the page number.

(Best and Marcus 9)

Use the first author's last name and et al., and include the page number.

(Franck et al. 327)

What does the general format of an MLA paper look like?

What does the general format of an MLA paper look like? 

How do I make a hanging indent in Word?

How do I make a hanging indent in Word?

1. Highlight the citaiton with your cursor. 

2. Right click. 

3. Select Paragraph.

4. Under Indentation, select Special and Hanging.

Animated gif of creating a hanging indent in Word. Highlight the full citation. Right click. Go to Paragraph. To to the Special drop down menu, select Hanging. Select Okay.

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Creative Commons License CC by NC 4.0 This guide was adapted from Citation Guide by Tessa Withorn, Maggie Clarke, Jillian Holt Eslami, and Carolyn Caffrey Gardner and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License.

How can I save time formatting my paper?

How can I save time formatting my paper? 

Microsoft Word and Google Docs have a Format Painter tool that will copy and apply basic formatting to any text! 

1. Highlight the formatting you want to apply. 

2. Select Format Painter

3. Highlight the text you want to change. 

Note: If using the Format Painter on the Reference List, you'll need to go back and add italics. 

Animated gif of using the Format Painter tool in Word.

CC Lincense

Creative Commons License CC by NC 4.0 This guide was adapted from Citation Guide by Tessa Withorn, Maggie Clarke, Jillian Holt Eslami, and Carolyn Caffrey Gardner and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License.