Introduction to MLA Style
This quick reference guide contains guidelines for the most common citations needed in MLA style. If your source does not match any of these, please consult the Purdue OWL MLA guide or any of the resources listed at the end of this guide for more information.
In MLA style, use parenthetical (in-text) citations to refer to the works of others. These in-text citations direct your reader to the full citation in the Works Cited page at the end of the paper.
Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of article." Title of Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, page range. doi:xx.xxxx or URL(without http://)
Bagchi, Alaknanda. "Conflicting Nationalisms: The Voice of the Subaltern in Mahasweta Devi's Bashai Tudu." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, vol. 15, no. 1, 1996, pp. 41-50.
Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication date.
Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. Penguin, 1987.
Author Last Name, First Name. Title of eBook. eBook ed., Publisher, Publication date. Website or database name, doi:xx.xxxx or URL(without http://)
Silva, Paul J. How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. E-book, American Psychological Association, 2007.
Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of Page." Name of website, doi:xx.xxxx. or URL.(without http://)Acccesed Day Month Year.
Lundman, Susan. “How to Make Vegetarian Chili.” eHow, www.ehow.com/how_10727_make-vegetarian-chili.html. Accessed 6 July 2015.