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Citation Styles: MLA Style

Modern Language Association

The citation style of the Modern Languages Association is used primarily in the humanities.

Here, you will find basic MLA citation formats for books, print journals, online journals, and websites. For information that is more detailed and specific, consult MLA Style

MLA Citation Format for Books

Basic Format:

Author Last Name, Author First Name.   Title of Book. Publisher Name, Year of Publication.

Sample Citations:

Wardell, Walter. Chiropractic: History and Evolution of a New Profession. Mosby-Year Book, 1992. 

MLA Citation Format for Periodicals

Basic Format:

Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Article Title." Journal Title, vol. #, no. #, date, pp. #-##.

     DOI  or URL. Accessed Day, Month, Year. 

Sample Citations:

Keating, F. Raymond. "Diagnosis of Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Clinical and Laboratory

     Aspects. JAMA, vol.178, no. 6, November, 11 1961, pp. 547-555. 

     doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040450011003 Accessed 18 November 2022.

MLA Citation Format for Webpages

Basic Format: 

Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of the Web Page." Title of the Website. URL.

     Accessed Day Month Year. 

Sample Citation:      

Wendler, David. "The Ethics of Clinical Research." Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 

    30 January 2009. Accessed 18 November 2022.