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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). city of publication: publisher, date. medium.

Sparks, Nicholas. The Best of Me. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2011. Print.

Article from a database (e.g. Academic Search Premier)

Author's name(s): last name, first name. "title of article." journal title (italicized) volume.issue (year): page numbers. name of database (italicized). medium. date of access (day month year).

Segal, Scott et. al. "Plagiarism in Residency Application Essays. Annals of Internal Medicine 153.2 (2010): 112-W44. Academic Search Premier. Web. 28 March 2012.

Website with no author

Title of website (italicized). sponsor of site, update (day month year). medium. date of access (day month year).

Margaret Sanger Papers Project. History Dept., New York U, 3 May 2010. Web. 28 March 2012.

Online Citation Guides

Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker (Pocket Style Manual) and Barbara Fister (a librarian at Gustavus Adolphus).  Includes MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE citation examples.

A Research Guide for Students MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard, CGOS, CBE Style Guides

Print Citation Guides

** All the titles below are held at the circulation desk and may be checked out for three (3) hours for use in the library. **