MLA is most commonly used in Literature, Arts & Humanities.
A copy of the MLA style manual is available at the Research Help Desk in the Academic Commons:
Modern Language Association of America. MLA Handbook. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2016.
Call Number: REF LB2369 .M53 2016
Book by a single author
Format: Author's last name, first name. Title of the Book. Publisher name, Date of publication.
Example: Staff, Frank. The Valentine & Its Origins. Frederick A. Praeger, 1969.
Article in a periodical
Format: Author's last name, first name. "Title of the article." Journal Title, Volume, Issue, Date of publication, pages.
Example: Fuller, Graham. "Brute Force." Film Comment, vol. 39, 2000, pp. 35-37.
Articles / websites found online
Format: Author's last name, first name. "Title of the Website Article." Title of the Entire Website. Date of document or date of last revision, if known. Website URL. Date of access.
Example: Burka, Lauren P. "A Hypertext History of Multi-User Dimensions." MUD History. 1993. http://www.utopia.com/talent/lpb/muddex/essay. Accessed 2 Aug. 1996.
Articles found via online database
Format: Author's last name, first name. "Title of Article." Title of Publication, volume number, issue number, year published, pages. Name of electronic database. Name of online service provider. Date accessed.
Example: Warren, Christopher. "Working to Ensure a Secure and Comprehensive Peace in the Middle East." U.S. Dept. of State Dispatch, vol. 7, no. 14, 1996. Academic Search Complete. Accessed 12 Aug. 1996.
Some useful online resources include:
MLA Style Center:
Using MLA Format
Works Cited: A Quick Guide
MLA Citation Examples
Excelsior College OWL:
MLA Works Cited
Mendeley Ultimate Citation Cheat Sheet (APA & MLA)
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MLA - 5 YouTube Video Series
The following guides may prove useful as you begin your search for articles...