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MLA Citation (7th edition)

How to cite sources in the 7th edition of MLA.

In Text Citations

For an overview of the various ways to cite information in text in MLA style, see the Purdue OWL, which provides an overview of the basic in text citation formats.

Basic Book Citation

Author's last name, Author's first name. Title of the Book. Location: Publisher Year. Medium of publication.

Example Book Citation, One author

Davis, Michael. Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street. New York: Viking, 2008. Print.

Example Book Citation, Multiple authors

Hoobler, Dorothy, and Thomas Hoobler. The Crimes of Paris: A True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection. New York: Little,

          2009. Print.

Example Book Citation, Edited Book

Steinberg, Shirley R., and Joe L. Kincheloe, eds. Christotainment: Selling Jesus through Popular Culture. Boulder: Westview,

          2009. Print.

Example Book Citation, Electronic Book

Haig, Matt. Brand Failures: The Truth About the 100 Biggest Branding Mistakes of All Time. London: Kogan

          Page, 2003. ebraryWeb. 9 June 2009.

Two additional items are necessary for citing an electronic book: Name of the database or website (here, ebrary), and the day you used the book, in date Month year order.