How to Cite in MLA Style:

Book Basic Format:

Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Edition, Publisher, Publication date.

Examples:

Hatfield, Charles, et al., editors. The Superhero Reader. University Press of Mississippi, 2013.

Karsh, Ellen, and Arlen Sue Fox. The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need. 4th ed., Basic Books, 2014.

Pardlo, Gregory. Digest. Four Way Books, 2014.


Books with Additional Contributors:

Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Contributed by First Name Last Name, Edition, Publisher, Publication date.

Examples:

Homer. The Iliad. Translated by Peter Green, University of California Press, 2015.

Shakespeare, William. Coriolanus. Edited by Peter Holland, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013.


Book Chapter or Part of a Book:

Author Last Name, First Name. “Title of Chapter.” Title of Book, contribution by First Name Last Name, Edition, Publisher, Publication date, Pages.

Examples:

Crehan, Kate. “Culture.” Critical Terms for the Study of Gender, edited by Catharine R. Stimpson and Gilbert Herdt, The University of Chicago Press, 2014, pp. 41-65.

Gottlieb, Sidney. “Persuasion and Cinematic Approaches to Jane Austen.” Persuasion, by Jane Austen, edited by Patricia Meyer Spacks, W. W. Norton & Company, 2013, pp. 301-311.


eBook:

Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Edition, Publisher, Publication date. Database, URL.

OR

Author Last Name, First Name. “Title of Chapter.” Title of Book, contribution by First Name Last Name, Edition, Publisher, Publication date, Pages. Database, URL.

Examples:

Hall, Gary. “There Are No Digital Humanities.” Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold, University of Minnesota Press, 2012, dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/21.

Hart, James D., and Phillip W. Leininger. The Oxford Companion to American Literature. 6th ed., Oxford University Press, 2013. Oxford Digital Reference Shelf, www.oxfordreference.com.


Print Article Basic Format:

Author Last Name, First Name. “Article Title.” Publication Title, volume and/or issue number, Publication date, Pages.

Examples:

Brantley, Ben, et al. “Hamilton,’Yes, But That’s Not All’.” The New York Times , vol. CLXV, no. 57,233, 15 May 2016, pp. AR 6-9.

Funnell, Lisa, and Klaus Dodds. “The Man with the Midas Touch: The Haptic Geographies of James Bond’s Body.” The Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 43, no. 3, 2015, pp. 121-135.

Jacoby, Christopher. “Reverse the Curse: Finding the Source of a Buzz, Rattle, or Funny Sound in your Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass Doesn’t Have to Make You Crazy.” Strings, vol. 30, no. 11, Jun. 2016, pp. 54-55.


Online Article Basic Format:

Author Last Name, First Name. “Article Title.” Publication Title, volume and/or issue number, Publication date, Pages. Database , URL or doi.

Examples:

Faraci, Devin. “I Killed Robin, the Boy Wonder.” Birth. Movies. Death., 20 Apr. 2016, birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/04/20/i-killed-robin-the-boy-wonder.

Kirkpatrick, Ellen, and Suzanne Scott. “Representation and Diversity in Comics Studies.” Cinema Journal, vol. 55, no. 1, 2015, pp. 220-224. Project Muse, muse.jhu.edu/article/595609.

Kreisel, Deanna K. “The Madwoman on the Third Story: Jane Eyre in Space.” PMLA, vol. 131, no. 1, 2016, pp. 101-115. MLA Journals, doi: 10.1632/pmla.2016.131.1.101.

Reid, Kerry. “At Shakespearean World’s Fair.” American Theatre, vol. 33, no. 4, Apr. 2016, pp. 46-49. americantheatre.org/category/issue/april-2016/.


Website Basic Format:

Author Last Name, First Name. “Page title.” Website title, contribution by First Name Last Name, Publisher, Publication date, URL.

Note: the website publisher is not required if it is the same publisher as the website title. Do not include http:// or https:// for URLs.

Examples:

Cliffe, Nicole. “How I Pray.” The Toast, 13 Oct. 2015, the-toast.net/2015/10/13/on-prayer/.

James, Michael. “Race.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Edward N. Zalta, Stanford University, 17 Feb. 2016, plato.stanford.edu/entries/race/.

“Ohio Cartoonists.” Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, The Ohio State University Libraries, Feb. 2016, cartoons.osu.edu/digital-resources/ohio-cartoonists/.

Parks, Tim. “Why Write in English?” NYR Daily, The New York Review of Books, 18 Apr. 2016, nybooks.com/daily/2016/04/18/why-not-write-in-foreign-language/.


Multimedia Basic Format:

Author Last Name, First Name. Media title. Publisher, Publication date. Website, URL.

Author Last Name, First Name. “Media title.” Work or Series Title, Number, Publisher, Publication date. Website, URL. Do not include http:// or https:// for URLs.

Examples:

“Four Weddings and a Funeral (Minus Three Weddings and a Funeral).” Happy Endings, season 2, episode 21, Sony Pictures Television, 04 Apr. 2012. Hulu, hulu.com/watch/347176#i0,p20,s2,d0.

Lamar, Kendrick. “King Kunta.” To Pimp a Butterfly, Aftermath / Interscope, 2015, play.spotify.com/track/0N3W5peJUQtI4eyR6GJT5O.

Sarkeesian, Anita. “The Manic Pixie Dream Girl.” Feminist Frequency, 22 Mar. 2011. YouTube, youtube.com/watch?v=uqJUxqkcnKA.

Schinsky, Rebecca Joines and Amanda Nelson. “The Internet Illuminati.” The Book Riot Podcast, no. 139, Book Riot, 11 Jan. 2016, bookriot.com/2016/01/11/the-book-riot-podcast-139-the-internet-illuminati/.



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