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English 281: Writing and Analyzing the Short Story

Selected MLA Works Cited Examples

Book with one author

Author's name: Last Name, First Name. Book Title (italicized). Publisher, year.

Sparks, Nicholas. The Best of Me. Grand Central Publishing, 2011.

Article from a database (e.g. Academic Search Premier) - For three or more authors

Author's Name(s): Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Journal Title (italicized), volume, issue, month year, page numbers. name of database (italicized), stable URL, (if none can be found use doi number)

Segal, Scott ,et. al. "Plagiarism in Residency Application Essays." Annals of Internal Medicine, vol. 153, no. 2, July 2010, 112-120. MEDLINE Complete, doi:10.7326/0003-4819-153-2-201007200-00007.

Online MLA Citation Examples

Print MLA Citation Guides

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