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MLA Handbook

Reference Examples

For the full list of sources, consult the MLA Handbook on reserve in the library or the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

BASIC ARTICLE FORMAT

Basic MLA article citation format

For the full list of sources, consult the MLA Handbook on reserve in the library or the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

BASIC BOOK FORMAT

Basic MLA book citation format

Note: The City of Publication should only be used if the book was published before 1900, if the publisher has offices in more than one country, or if the publisher is unknown outside North America.

 

For the full list of sources, consult the MLA Handbook on reserve in the library, or the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

CITE AN ENTIRE WEB SITE

MLA full website citation

 

A PAGE ON A WEB SITE

MLA web page citation

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Not quite sure how to cite your source? Contact a librarian for help!

Rodney Birch
Liaison areas: Education, History & Political Science,
Kinesiology, Language & Literature, and Nursing

Email: rbirch@nnu.edu
Phone: 208-467-4606
Book an appointment                                               

Sheryll Hampton
Liaison areas: Art, Counseling, Military Science, Music,
Psychology, Sociology, & Criminal Justice, and Social Work

Email: sheryllhampton@nnu.edu                                 
Phone: 208-467-8357
Book an appointment

Amy Rice
Liaison areas: Biology & Chemistry, Business, Math & Computer Science,
Physics & Engineering, and Theology & Christian Ministries

Email: arice@nnu.edu
Phone: 208-467-8609
Book an appointment

 

 

Formatting a Paper in MLA

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Writing Center -- Walk ins or online submissions 

OWL -- Online Writing Lab @ Purdue University