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Deaf Studies: 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 Electronic Journal Articles from the library databases


Citing Electronic Journal Articles from the Library Databases


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.

NOTE: When citing a work with no page numbers use “n. pag”. See the Issues & Controversies example below:


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.