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Modern Language Association (MLA) Citation Style

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MLA Examples

Journal Article Accessed Online

Author’s Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal, Volume Number, Issue Number, Publication Date, Inclusive Pages,Title of Database/Web Site, URL/DOI.

Link, Alex. “Lauging Androids, Weeping Zombies, and Edgar Allan Poe.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance, vol. 58, no. 3, 2012, pp. 257-293, Project Muse,


Author’s Name. “Title of Web Page.” Title of Web Site, Sponsoring Organization or Publisher, Publication Date, URL.

“Armadillo.” National Geographic, 2016,

If there is no author, begin the reference with the document title or web page title. If the organization or publisher is the same as the web site title, then only list it once.

Print Book

Author’s Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.

Gaiman, Neil and Terry Pratchett. Good Omens. Ace, 1990.