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Citation: MLA Style

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What is "MLA Style"?

Research "style" is very simply the set of instructions and format that a particular discipline uses when writing papers and citing resources.  Different areas of study do things a little bit differently.  For ENG 101 (and other English/Humanities courses), MLA Style is used.  MLA stands for the Modern Language Association, an organization of professionals who study and teach languages and literature.

Additional Resources

MLA Handbook -- 9th edition

In-Text Citations

You cite the author(s) and the page numbers.

Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263).

Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263).

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Works Cited page

Electronic resources:

Periodicals from the library's online databases:
Scholarly journals:
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, pages. Database, doi or url. Access date.

Alonso, Alvaro, and Julio A. Camargo. “Toxicity of Nitrite to Three Species of Freshwater Invertebrates.” Environmental Toxicology, vol. 21, no. 1, 3 Feb. 2006, pp. 90-94. Wiley Online Library, doi:10.1002/tox.20155. Accessed 26 May 2009.

Magazines:
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, pages. Database, doi or url. Access date.

Keats, Jonathon. "A Dog's Life." Discover, July 2020, pp. 22-23. EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=143239218. Accessed 9 Oct. 2020.

Newspapers:
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, pages.

Crable, Ad. "Illness Forces Lancaster County Charter Captain Vince Keagy Ashore." LNP, Apr 18, 2021. pp. 21-22. ProQuest, https://libproxy.kctcs.edu/Madisonville?url=https://www.proquest.com/newspapers/illness/docview/2514451439/se-2?accountid=12223. Accessed 21 Feb. 2019.

Websites:

Author (if available). Name of Website. Sponsor or publisher, date of creation (if available), doi or url. Date of access.

Felluga, Dino. Guide to Literary and Critical Theory. Purdue University, 28 Nov. 2003, www.cla.purdue.edu/english/theory/. Accessed 10 May 2006.

A page on a Website:

Author (if available). "Name of page/article." Name of Website. Sponsor or publisher (if available), date of creation (if available), doi or url. Date of access.

Lundman, Susan. “How to Make Vegetarian Chili.” eHow, www.ehow.com/how_10727_make-vegetarian-chili.html. Accessed 6 July 2015.

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Print resources:

Books
Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.

Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. Penguin, 1987.

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Periodicals:
Scholarly journals:
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, pages.

Bagchi, Alaknanda. "Conflicting Nationalisms: The Voice of the Subaltern in Mahasweta Devi's Bashai Tudu." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, vol. 15, no. 1, 1996, pp. 41-50.

Magazines:
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, pages.

Poniewozik, James. "TV Makes a Too-Close Call." Time, 20 Nov. 2000, pp. 70-71.

Newspapers:
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, pages.

Brubaker, Bill. "New Health Center Targets County's Uninsured Patients." Washington Post, 24 May 2007, p. LZ01.

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