All information on this page can be found in print at the Kresge Library Reference Desk:
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (6th ed.)
(LB 2369.G53 2003)
Most commonly cited:
Citing Books (p. 147-179)
Book: one author (p. 147)
Friedman, Thomas H. The World is Flat. New York : Farrar, 2002.
Book: two or more authors (p. 154)
Neubauer, Peter B., and Alexander Neubauer. Nature's Thumbprint : The New Genetics of Personality. Reading, Massacussetts : Addison-Wesley, 1990.
“If there are more than three authors, you may name only the first and add et al., or you may give all names in full in the order in which they appear on the title page.”
MLA Handbook, p. 154
Edited book (p. 154)
Gates, Jr., Henry Louis, and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, eds. African American Lives. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004.
Work in an anthology or chapter in an edited book (p. 158)
Eisenberg, Eric M. "A Communication Perspective on Interorganizational Cooperation and Inner-City Education." School-Community Connections: Exploring Issues for Research and Practice. Ed. Leo C. Rigsby, Maynard C. Reynolds, and Margaret C. Wang. San Francisco: Jossey, 1995. 101-119.
Book review (p. 188)
Collins, John W. Rev. of Achieving Institutional Excellence for the First Year of College, by Betsy O. Barefoot, et al. College & Research Libraries 67 (2006): 88.
An article in a reference book (p.160-161)
Leiter, Samuel L. "Merman, Ethel." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. Ed. Kenneth T. Jackson. 6 vols. New York: Scribner's, 1998.
Dissertations found in Dissertation Abstracts International (p.189-190)
Frischknecht, Jennifer L. "Peer Influences on the Behavior of Adolescent Females in Residential Treatment." Diss. Alliant International U, 2006. DAI 66 (2006): 12B.
Lesser-used citations such as non-English books, government documents, and audio-visual materials, can be found in the MLA Handbook beginning on p. 147 .
Citing Journal Articles and Newspapers
(Periodicals p. 180-193)
Lofton, Kathryn. "Practicing Oprah; or, the Prescriptive Compulsion of a Spiritual Capitalism." The Journal of Popular Culture 39 (2006): 599-621.
Journal article: two authors, print version (p. 183)
Jozwiak, Joseph F., and Elisabeth Mermann. " 'The Wall in Our Minds?' Colonization, Integration, and Nostalgia." The Journal of Popular Culture 39 (2006): 780-795.
“If citing a scholarly journal that pages each issue separately, you must include the volume number of the journal in your citation.” -MLA Handbook (p. 184)
A magazine article (p. 187)
Tumulty, Karen. "Swift Boat Veterans 2.0." Time 2 Oct. 2006: 54.
Journal article retrieved from Kresge Library’s online databases: (ex. Lexis-Nexis, InfoTrac OneFile, Wilson OmniFile) (p. 229)
Bernstein, Daniel, Harvey Bender, and Michael Steven Marx. "Disciplining the Minds of Students." Change 37.2 (2005): 36-43. ERIC. OCLC First Search. Oakland U Lib. 28 Sept. 2006
Daily newspaper article: no author, print version (p. 185)
"Where the Books Are." New York Times 22 Aug. 2006: A18.
Daily newspaper article: print version (p. 186)
Crumm, David. "Academics, Fun and Games." Detroit Free Press 25 Sept. 2006, metro final: B1+.
Gourney, Adam. "House at Stake, Midterm Election Gets Early Start." New York Times 5 Jun. 2006, late ed. Lexis-Nexis Academic. Oakland U Lib., Rochester 28 Sept 2006
How to cite Eric Documents from the UIUC Library.
For more information on electronic and Internet sources: MLA Handbook p. 206-235.
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