MLA (Modern Language Association) - common in the humanities, especially History, Philosophy, Literature, Art, Music, and more. There are two editions: 7th and 8th.
Consult your instructor which edition he or she prefers, although it is better to use the more recent 8th Edition.
Citation Format for In-Text Citations
For quoting somebody else's work, you must use parenthetical citations, which is giving credit of the originator of the source in parentheses. Generally, you must include the author(s) last name(s) and page number(s).
Common examples of citation formats for Works Cited/Bibliographies
At the end of your paper in MLA format, you must have a Works Cited list or Bibliography, listing your citations in alphabetical order. Be sure to indent the 2nd line and beyond.
|Resource Format||Citation Format||Example|
|Book||Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. City: Publisher, Year. Format.||
Hernandez, Paul. The Pedagogy of Real Talk: Engaging, Teaching, and Connecting with Students at Risk. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin, 2016. Print.
|eBook||Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. City: Publisher, Year. Format.||
Szymanski, Stephan. Money and Soccer: a Soccernomics Guide. 2015. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/iun/detail.action?docID=2039750 eBook.
|Journal Article||Lastname, Firstname. "Title of article." Title of Journal. volumenumber.issuenumber (year): pp. Name of Database. Format.||While, Geoffrey M., & Uller, Tobias. "Quo vadis amphibia? Global warming and breeding phenology in frogs, toads and salamanders." Ecography 37.10 (2014): 921-929. EBSCOHost. Web.|
|Newspaper article||Lastname, Firstname. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper.||Collins, James P. (June 2004). "Where Have All the Frogs Gone? (Cover story)" Natural History. Print.|
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