MLA Examples

Journal article from a library database

Format

Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Journal, Volume, Issue, Publication date, Page numbers. Title of Database, DOI or URL if the DOI is not available.

Example (with URL)

Burgess, Jacqulyn N., and Marion E. Broome. “Perceptions of Weight and Body Image Among Preschool Children: A Pilot Study.” Pediatric Nursing, vol. 38, no. 3, May-June 2012, pp. 147-76.  Academic Search Elite, ezproxy.champlaincollege.qc.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=afh&AN=76449872&site=ehost-live&scope=site.

Example (with DOI)

Marchetti-Mercer, Maria C. “Those Easily Forgotten: The Impact of Emigration on Those Left Behind.” Family Process, vol. 51, no.3, Sept. 2012, pp. 376-90. Academic Search Elite, doi:10.1111/j.1545-5300.2012.01407.x.

Magazine article found online

Format

Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine, Volume (if available), Issue (if available), Publication date, URL. Date of access (optional).

Example

Lang, Joshua. “Awakening.” The Atlantic,  Jan.-Feb. 2013, www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/01/awakening/309188/. Accessed 3 June 2016.

Book

Format

Author(s). Title of Book. Publisher, Publication date.

Example

Cross, Gary S., and Robert N. Proctor. Packaged Pleasures: How Technology & Marketing Revolutionized Desire. U of Chicago P, 2014.

Essay from a book

Format

Author(s). “Title of Essay.” Title of Book, Other contributors, Publisher, Publication date, Page numbers.

Example

Zaatari, Zeina. “In the Belly of the Beast: Struggling for Nonviolent Belonging.” Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence and Belonging, edited by Rabab Abdulhadi et al., Syracuse UP, 2011, pp. 60-77.

eBook

Format

Author(s). Title of eBook. Publisher, Publication Date. Title of Database or Website, URL.

Example

Decker, Peter R. Old Fences, New Neighbors. Fulcrum, 2006. Ebrary, site.ebrary.com/lib/champlaincollege/detail.action?docID=10298270.

Online reference article

Format

Author(s) (if available). “Title of Article.” Title of Reference Work, Other contributors, Publisher (if available), Publication date (if available), URL. Date of access (optional).

Examples

Siderits, Mark. “Buddha.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Edward N. Zalto, The Metaphysics Research Lab, 3 Feb. 2015, plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2015/entries/buddha/. Accessed 23 May 2016.

“Obstacle.” Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obstacle?utm_campaign=sd&utm_medium=serp&utm_source=jsonld. Accessed 15 Dec. 2017.

Religious text found online

Format

Title of Book. Other contributors (if available), Version (if available), Publisher, Publication date. Title of Website, Date of access (optional).

Example

The New American Standard Bible. Lockman Foundation, 1995. BibleGateway, www.biblegateway.com. Accessed 9 Aug. 2014.

Page from a website

Format

Author (if available). “Title of Web Page.” Title of Website, Publisher (if available), Publication date (if available), URL. Date of access.

Example

“The Home Front (1914-1918).” Library and Archives Canada, Government of Canada, 2 Feb. 2016, www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/home-front/Pages/the-home-front.aspx. Accessed 20 July 2016.

Video clip found on YouTube

Format

Author (if available). “Title of Video.” Title of Website, uploaded by (Other contributors), Publication date (if available), URL. Date of access.

Example

“Neil Gaiman in Stockholm, Sweden.” YouTube, uploaded by ngaiman lover, 2 June 2014, www.youtu.be/BvPBrml5Zx8. Accessed 8 Aug. 2016.

Coursepack

Format

Author(s). “Title of Source.” Title of Coursepack, Other contributors (Teacher), Publisher, Publication date, page numbers (of coursepack).

Example

Intini, Sherry. “Are We Raising Our Boys to be Underachieving Men?”  Gender and Knowledge, Humanities 345-101-MO, edited by Rachel Morris, Champlain College, Winter 2012, pp.1-6.

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Other Resources

For more examples visit the OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University.

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