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Shakespeare: MLA citation help

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Citations in MLA format

The Modern Language Association (MLA) revised their citation format in April 2009. This Research Guide reflects the 7th edition, 2009 revision of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.

Citing from Gale "Literary Criticism" sets

 

Citing from one of the Gale "Literary Criticism" sets (CLC, TCLC, etc.)

Scholarly Article Excerpt

Some anthologies reprint excerpts from previously published material. If the work you are citing is an excerpt, use “Excerpt from” instead of “Rpt. in” (reprinted in). The 7th edition of MLA also asks that you write “Print.” at the end of your citation for the medium of publication consulted. Double space within and between citations.

Book Excerpt

 

Citing Electronic Journal Articles from the library databases

 

Citing Electronic Journal Articles from the library databases

Format:

Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of article." Title of original publication Volume Number. Issue Number (Year): original

page numbers. Database. Web. Date on which article was accessed.

 

Literature Resource Center example:


MLA International Bibliography example:

 


NOTE: When citing a work with no page numbers use “n. pag”. See first example above:

More help with citations

For more examples of citing, ask your instructor, ask a reference librarian, or see our list of online examples:

The OWL at Purdue is also an excellent site for help on formating MLA citations. Students who need to use the latest (2009) version of MLA citations can use this site.


EasyBib is an automatic bibliography composer. When you have sources you need to cite properly for your research paper, EasyBib will help you format your sources quickly and accurately.