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Writing & Citing Skills: MLA

In the Library

Why Citation is Important

Basic Examples



Name of author or editor. Title of the Book.  Publisher name, Year published.


Name of author or editor. “Title of the Article.” Publication title Volume Number.Issue Number (year of publication): pages. 


Name of author or editor. “Title of the article.” Publication title  [City, publication for newspapers]  Date Month Year: Page number. 


Name of author or editor. “Title of work.” Title of Web Site. Publisher or sponsor of the site, Day, Month, Year of publication, URL. Accessed Day, Month, Year.


Basic: …end of sentence (Author Page).

Author mentioned in sentence (Page).

By Title: …end of sentence (“Title”).