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MLA citations

Complete MLA Style Guidelines

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Example Citations

Book - Print

Author’s last name, First name. Title of Book. Edition statement, Publisher, Year of Publication.


Ondaatje, Michael. The English Patient: A Novel. 1st Vintage International ed., Vintage Books, 1993.


Scholarly Journal Article – Electronic

Author Last Name, Author First Name, “Title of Article.” Title of Journal, volume, issue, date, page numbers. Name of Database, URL or doi number.


Note: when there's more than one author, only the first author is listed last name, first name. Subsequent authors are listed first name, last name.


Magazine article - Electronic

Author Last Name, Author First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine, Day Month Year. URL. (if print, add pages after year) 


Kisner, Jordan. "Reiki Can't Possibly work. So Why Does It?" The Atlantic, Apr. 2020. 



Newspaper article

Author Last Name, Author First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Newspaper, Day Month Year, pages.

If accessed online, include the URL.


Singh, Hardika. "Bank Stocks Set for Big Gains Ahead of Potential Fed Rate Increases." The Wall Street Journal, 11 Jan.




Articles from a Web site

Author Last name, Author First Name. “Title of Article or Page.” Title of Web Site. Publisher (if available), Date of publication, URL


Siegel, Tatiana. "FBI Raids Star ABC News Producer’s Home." Rolling Stone. 24 October 2022.