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ENG 424: Book Editing

MLA Citation Resources

For a complete list of specifics about MLA style for both the reference list and in-text citations, please visit see the Publication MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Use the links above for examples, tips, and further help.

Common MLA Examples

Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Title of Journal, vol. Volume, no. Number, Year, pp. Pages. Name of Database, permalink URL.
Goldman, Anne. “Questions of Transport: Reading Primo Levi Reading Dante.” The Georgia Review, vol. 64, no. 1, 2010, pp. 69-88. JSTOR,
Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Publisher, Year.
Gillespie, Paula, and Neal Lerner. The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring. Allyn and Bacon, 2000.
Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Chapter." Title of Book. edited by Editor(s), Publisher, Year, pp. Pages.
Harris, Muriel. "Talk to Me: Engaging Reluctant Writers." A Tutor's Guide: Helping Writers One to One, edited by Ben Rafoth, Heinemann, 2000, pp. 24-34.
Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Webpage." Title of Website, Date, URL.
"Athlete's Foot - Topic Overview." WebMD, 25 Sept. 2014,

*Citation examples taken from the MLA Handbook, 8th ed. and the Purdue Online Writing Lab*


  • Always follow any modifications to MLA Style provided by your instructor.

In-Text Citations

  • In-text, or parenthetical, citations indicate you are quoting, summarizing, or paraphrasing someone else's work or ideas.
  • In-text citations should correspond to a source on your works cited page to help your reader find the original source used.
  • Placement depends on how you incorporate a source into your writing - there is more than one correct way to cite in-text.

In-Text Citation Resources