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Citing Sources: MLA

MLA 9th Edition 2021

MLA 9th ed. Quick Tutorial

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How to locate a permalink (and embed them in a text) (2:02)

Basic Format

Basic Format:

Author Last Name, First Name Middle Name or Initial. Title of Longer Work or "Title of Shorter Work." Publisher, Year. URL or DOI.

General Format for Periodical or Journal:

Author. Title. Title of container (self contained if book), Other contributors (translators or editors), Version (edition), Number (vol. and/or no.), Publisher, Publisher Date, Location (pp.). 2nd container’s title, Other contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Pub date, Location (pp.).

  • Example: Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, pages.

General Format for Books:

Author. Title. Title of container (do not list container for standalone books, e.g. novels), Other contributors (translators or editors), Version (edition), Number (vol. and/or no.), Publisher, Publication Date, Location (pages, paragraphs URL or DOI). 2nd container’s title, Other contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication date, Location, Date of Access (if applicable).

  • Example: Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication, Publisher, Publication Date.

 

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