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MLA STYLE: PAPER AND ONLINE

From the MLA Handbook for Writers. 5th ed. New York:  MLA, 1999 [REF LB 2369.G53 1999]
MLA web site  http://www.mla.org For a more in depth treatment of online citing, here is MLA Works Cited Online Sources PDF. Free Adobe acrobat reader required.

[PAPER][WEB SITES][ONLINE  DATABASES][APA STYLE][AVOIDING PLAGIARISM]

PAPER REFERENCES
WEB SITES
ARTICLES FROM ONLINE DATABASES

PAPER REFERENCES

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BOOK, ONE AUTHOR    MLA 4.6.1

Kaku, Michio. Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps and the Enth
     Dimension. New York: Oxford UP, 1994. 


BOOK, TWO OR THREE AUTHORS    MLA 4.6.4

Maddock, Richard C. , and Richard L. Fulton. Marketing to the Mind: Right Brain Strategies for
     Advertising and Marketing. Westport, CT: Quorum, 1996. 


BOOK, MORE THAN THREE AUTHORS    MLA 4.6.4

Gilman, Sandra, et al. Hysteria Beyond Freud. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993.  

BOOK, AN EDITOR    MLA 4.6.2

Logate, Philip, ed. The Art of the Personal Essay: an Anthology from the Classical Era to the
     Present. New York: Anchor-Doubleday, 1994. 

BOOK, CORPORATE AUTHOR    MLA 4.6.6

Public Agenda Foundation. The Health Care Crisis: Containing Costs, Expanding Coverage. New York:
     McGraw, 1992. 

BOOK, AN EDITOR IN ADDITION TO AN AUTHOR    MLA 4.6.12

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Ed. F. W. Robinson. Boston: Houghton, 1957.  

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED SCHOLARLY ARTICLE REPRINTED IN A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS    MLA 4.6.7

Frye, Northrop . "Literary and Linguistic Scholarship in a Postliterate Age." PMLA 99 (1984):990-95. 

     Rpt. in Myth and Metaphor: Selected Essays, 1974-88. Ed. Robert D. Denhom. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 1990. 18-27. 

EXERPTED SOURCES FROM MULTIVOLUME CRITICAL ANTHOLOGIES (like CLC, TCLC, LC)    MLA 4.6.7

Daches, David. "W. H. Auden: The Search for a Public". Poetry 54 (1939): 148-56  Poetry Criticism. 
     Ed. Robyn V. Young. Vol. 1.  Detroit: Gale, 1991. 332-33.

BOOK IN A SERIES (like Opposing Viewpoints, Taking Sides, and Contemporary World Issues)    MLA 4.6.16

Dupler, Doug. Energy: Shortage, Glut, or Enough.
      Information Plus Reference Series.  Detroit, Gale, 2001.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE    MLA 4.6.8

Gates, David M. "Astronomy." Encyclopedia Americana. 1996 ed. 

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ARTICLE FROM A MAGAZINE    MLA 4.7.6

Simons, John. "Improbable Dreams." U. S. News and World Report 22 Mar. 1997: 4-7. 

ARTICLE FROM A WEEKLY NEWS SERVICE    MLA 4.7.6

Jost, Kenneth. "Independent Counsels Re-examined." CQ Researcher 7 May 1999: 377-84.  

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE    MLA 4.7.5

Feder, Barnaby J. "For Job Seekers, a Toll-Free Gift of Expert Advice." New York Times 22 Mar. 1994,
     late ed.: A1+. 

ARTICLE IN A SCHOLARLY JOURNAL WITH CONTINUOUS PAGINATION    MLA 4.7.1

Scotto, Peter. "Censorship, Reading, and Interpretation: A Case Study from the Soviet Union."
     PMLA 109 (1994): 61-70.  

ARTICLE IN A SCHOLARLY JOURNAL THAT PAGES EACH ISSUE SEPARATELY    MLA 4.7.2

Hallin, Daniel C. "Sound Bite News: Television Coverage of Elections, 1968-1988." Journal of
     Communications 42.2 (1992): 5-24. 

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WEB SITES

NO AUTHOR   MLA 4.9.2

Dutch Recipes. 9 Jun. 1998. 20 Sept. 2002 <http://www.utexas.edu/student/cmhc/assertips.html>. 

AUTHOR , no date  MLA 4.9.2

Dawe, James. The Jane Austen Page. 27 Oct. 1999 <http://jamesdawe.com/austen.html>.  
ONLINE PERIODICAL  MLA 4.9.4a-b
Daniels, Cora "The Last Taboo." Fortune 28 Oct. 2002. 16 Oct. 2002. 
        <http://www.fortune.com/indexw.jhtml?channel=artcol.jhtml&doc_id=209802>.

DATABASES

PROQUEST    MLA 4.9.7 If periodical is a scholarly journal such as Lancet, instead of date, use volume no.

Faircloth, Anne, and Ed Brown. "The Best Cities for Business." Fortune 23 Nov. 1998: 142-45+. ProQuest
.       ProQuest Direct. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. 8 May 2001
       <http://www.proquest.com> . 

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EBSCOHOST   MLA 4.9.7

"Diabetes Increases Risk for Caesarean Delivery." Nutrition Research Newsletter Oct. 1999: 6-7.
     Health Source. Ebscohost. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. 8 May 2001
     <http://www.epnet.com>.

LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER   MLA 4.9.7

Colmer, John. "E. M. Forster: Overview." Reference Guide to English Literature. 2nd ed. Ed. D. L.
     Kirkpatrick. 2nd ed. St. James P, 1991. Reproduced in Literature Resource Center. Gale Group. Kingwood Coll.
     Lib., Kingwood. 8 May 2001 <http://infotrac.galegroup.com>.  
Grieder, Josephine. "Orthodox and Paradox: The Structure of 'Candide'." French Review 57.4 (1984):
     485-92. Literature Resource Center. Gale Group. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. 8 May 2001
     <http://infotrac.galegroup.com>. 

NETLIBRARY   MLA 4.9.7

Burner, Eric. And Gently He Shall Lead Them. New York: NYU P, 1994.
      Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. 27 Jan. 2003
     <http://www.netlibrary.com>.

ONLINE WEEKLY NEWS SERVICE   MLA 4.9.7

Bettelheim, Adriel. "Public Broadcasting: Should the Government Subsidies Continue." CQ Researcher
     29 Oct. 1999: 929-52. CQ Researcher. Congressional Quarterly. Kingwood Coll. Lib., Kingwood. 8
     May 2001 <http://library.cqpress.com>. 

ONLINE PERIODICAL   MLA 4.9.4a-b

Hebel, Sara. "Appeals Court Says Colleges May Consider Applicant's Race in Striving for Diversity."
     Chronicle of Higher Education 6 Dec. 2000. 7 Dec. 2000 <http://chronicle.com/daily/2000/12/20001206>.

ONLINE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATION   MLA 4.9.3d

United States. Dept. of Justice, Natl. Inst. of Justice. Prosecuting Gangs: A National Assessment.
     By Claire Johnson, Barbara Webster, and Edward Connors. Feb. 1995. 31 Aug. 2000
     <http://www.ncjrs.org/txtfiles/pgang.txt>. 

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Copyright 1999 [Kingwood College Library]. All rights reserved.
Revised: January 28, 2003.