MLA CITATION GUIDE - SHORT
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BOOK:
Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of publication: Publisher’s name, Copyright year. Format.
Example:
Coleman, David. Emotional Intelligence. New York: Bantam, 1995. Print.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE:
Author’s Last Name, First Name. “Article Title.” Name of Encyclopedia. Edition. Copyright year. Format.
Example:
Fairchild, Mark D. “Color.” World Book Encyclopedia. 2009 ed. Print.

Example without author:
“Baseball.” Compton’s by Britannica. 2007 ed. Print.

ARTICLE IN AN ELECTRONIC DATABASE:
Author (if given). “Title of Article.” Title of Encyclopedia, Book, Magazine or Newspaper. Day Mo. Year of publication: Section or Pages in print version. Name of Database. Format. Day Mo. Year of access.
ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIA Example:
World Book Online, Grolier Online Petrakis, Peter L. “Zygote.” Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. 2009. Grolier Online. Web. 19 Nov. 2009.

ONLINE DATABASE Example:
Ebsco Yang, Jia Lynn, Nina Easton, and Maha Atal “Obama & GOOGLE (a love story).” Fortune 160.9 (2009): 104-112. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 19 Nov. 2009.

ARTICLE ON A WEB SITE:
Author (if given). “Title of the article/work.” (if given). Title of web site. Version or edition used. Name of institution/organization affiliated with site, Day Mo. Year the work was created. Format. Day Mo. Year of access.
Example:
Liu, Alan, ed. “Home page.” Voice of the Shuttle. Dept. of English, U of California, Santa Barbara, n.d. Web. 15 May 2008.
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