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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 Newspaper Article Citation

Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of the Article."  Name of newspaper [city of publication if not in newspaper

          name] day month year: pages. Medium of publication.

Newspaper Article - Print

Borgelt, Allison. "Sealed with a Kiss."  BG News 17 June 2009: 1+. Print.

Newspaper Article - Electronic or Library Database

Buescher, James. "Animal Magnetism: 'Jungle Jack' Hanna Brings His Critters to AMT."  Sunday News [Lancaster,

          Pennsylvania] 22 Mar. 2009: H1+. LexisNexis Academic. Web. 12 June 2009.

Information found using a library database should include the name of the database after the page numbers, use Web as the medium of publication, and include the date the information was found in the database.