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MLA Style

 

Here are the most common citations from The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th ed.

 

A Book by a Single Author

 

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. Book Title, Publisher, Year.

 

A Work in an Anthology or Edited Collection

 

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. "Essay/Story/Poem Title." Book Title, edited by Editor's First Name Editor's Last Name, Publisher, Year, pp. First Page-Last Page.

 

A Work in a Scholarly or Literary Journal

 

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. "Title." Journal Title, vol. #, no. #, Year, pp. First Page-Last Page.

 

A Work in a Literary Magazine

 

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. "Title." Magazine Title, Month Year, pp. First Page-Last Page.

 

A Work in an Online Literary Magazine

 

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. "Title." Magazine Title, Month Year, pp. First Page-Last Page. Website, URL. Accessed Day Month Year.

 

An Untitled Review

 

Reviewer's Last Name, Reviewer's First Name. Review of Title of Work Reviewed, by Author's First Name Author's Last Name. Publication Information for Journal or Magazine.

 

A Conference Presentation

 

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. "Presentation Title." Title of Panel (if applicable). Sponsoring Organization, Day Month Year, Venue, City. Conference Presentation.

 

A Creative Writing Reading

 

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. "Reading Title." Title of Panel (if applicable). Sponsoring Organization, Day Month Year, Venue, City. Reading.