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Citing Sources in the MLA Format Source Type

Format and Example Author's Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication, State of Publication: Name of Publisher, Copyright year.

Book with One Author

Example: Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2000. Author #1 Last Name, First Name, and Author #2 First and Last Name. Title of Book. City of Publication, State of Publication: Name of Publisher, Copyright year.

Book with Two Authors

Book with more than Two Authors

Book with No Author

Book with an Editor

Example: Buckley, James, and Robert Stremme. Book of Lists. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Shoreline Publishing Group LLC, 2003. Author's Last Name, First Name, et al. Title of Book. City of Publication, State of Publication: Name of Publisher, Copyright year. Example: Edens, Walter, et al. Teaching Shakespeare. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton Press, 2000. Title of Book. City of Publication, State of Publication: Name of Publisher, Copyright year. Example: World Almanac & Book of Facts 2003. New York: World Almanac Books, 2003.

Editor Last Name, First Name, ed. Title of Book. City of Publication, State of Publication: Name of Publisher, Copyright year. Example: Sullivan, Charles, ed. Here is My Kingdom: Hispanic-American Literature and Art for Young People. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1994.


Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of article." Title of the Magazine. Day Mo. Year: Inclusive page numbers.

Magazine Article

►If no author is given for the article, start the citation with the Article Title. Example: Thompson, Mark. "Up From the Depths." Time. 28 Feb. 2002: 43-46. Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of article." Title of the Newspaper. Day Mo. Year: Inclusive section and page numbers.

Newspaper Article

►if no author is given for the article, start the citation with the Article Title. Example: Manning, Sara. "Curriculum Battles from Left and Right.” USA Today. 2 Jan.2003: D5. Author Last Name, First Name. (if listed) "Title of article." Name of Encyclopedia. Copyright year.

Encyclopedia Article

Examples: author listed: Chiappini, Luciano. "Liberty, Statue of." World Book Encyclopedia. 2002. no author listed: "Dinosaur." World Book Encyclopedia. 2002.

Online Encyclopedia Article (subscription)

“Title of Article.” Title of Encyclopedia. Name of Publishing Company, Copyright year. <URL of the page>. Date you accessed the page (day mo. Year). Example: "Bosnia and Hercegovina." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Scholastic Library Publishing, 2006. <http://gme.grolier.com> 20 Apr. 2006. Title of page. Date of publication. Organization name (who is hosting or sponsoring the webpage). Date you accessed the page (day mo. Year). <URL of the site>.

Internet site

Example: African-American Experience. 2006. Colonial Williamsburg. 18 Jan. 2006. <http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/Af_Amer/aalife.cfm>.


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