MLA Citation References

Following are citation examples for your Works Cited page in MLA style for frequently used source types.

BOOK:

Tan, Amy. The Bonesetter's Daughter. New York: Putnam, 2001.

Note: For a book with multiple authors, list names and continue with title and publication information.  For a book with four or more authors, name all of the authors or name the first author, followed by "et al."

BOOK WITH AN AUTHOR AND AN EDITOR:

Plath, Sylvia. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath. Ed. Karen V. Kukil. New York: Anchor-Doubleday, 2000.

EDITED BOOK:

Craig, Patricia, ed. The Oxford Book of Travel Stories. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1996.

BOOK WITH NO AUTHOR:

The Holy Bible. Wheaton: Crossway-Good News, 2003. Print. Eng. Standard Vers.

American Heritage Guide to Contemporary Usage and Style.  Boston: Houghton, 2005. Print..

 

PERIODICALS

ARTICLE IN A MAGAZINE:

Fay, J. Michael. "Land of the Surfing Hippos." National Geographic Aug. 2004: 100+.

Lord, Lewis. "There's Something about Mary Todd." US News and World Report 19 Feb. 2001: 53.

ARTICLE IN A DAILY NEWSPAPER:

Brummitt, Chris. "Indonesia's Food Needs Expected to Soar." Boston Globe

         1 Feb. 2005: A7.

NEWSPAPER, NO AUTHOR:

“Nash County Heritage Day.”  Rocky Mount Telegram. 31 May 2013, English ed.:16. Print.

 

ELECTRONIC SOURCES

AN ENTIRE WEB SITE:

With author:

Peterson, Susan Lynn. The Life of Martin Luther. 2002. 24 Jan. 2005 <http://www.susanlynnpeterson.com/luther/home.html>.

With company author:

United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Drinking Water Standards

        8 July 2004. 24 Jan. 2005 <http://www.epa.gov/safewater/standards.html>.

WORK FROM A DATABASE:

Kolata, Gina. "Scientists Debating Future of Hormone Replacement. "New York Times 23 Oct. 2002: A20. ProQuest. Drew U Lib., Madison, NJ. 26 Nov. 2002 <http://www.proquest.com>.

GOVERNMENT PUBLICATION:

Treat the government agency as the author, giving the name of the government followed by the name of the agency.

United States. Dept. of Labor. America's Dynamic Workforce. Washington: US Dept. of Labor, 2004.

For government documents published online, end your citation with the date of access and the URL.

United States. Dept. of Transportation. Natl. Highway Traffic Safety Administration. An Investigation of the Safety Implications of Wireless Communications in Vehicles. Nov. 1999. 20 May 2001 <http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/research/wireless>.

NEWSPAPER, NO AUTHOR:

“Libraries at your Service.”  LibraryMagazine.com. Rocky Mount Publications, 14 June 2013. Web. 16 June 2013.