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SHB WF 105: Research and Rhetoric

Erica Wiest

MLA Citation Resources

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

Example Works-Cited-List Entries

These examples are for MLA Handbook, 9th Edition (2021).

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, Spring 2010, pp. 69-88. JSTOR,
Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Publisher, Year.
Noble, Safiya Umoja. Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. New York UP, 2018.
Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Chapter." Title of Book. edited by Editor(s), Publisher, Year, pp. Pages.
Muriel, Jacob. "Gender Identity in Transgender Comics." Beyond Binaries: Trans Identities in Contemporary Culture, edited by Mike Perez et al., Lexington Books, 2021, pp. 95-107.
Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Webpage." Title of Website, Date, URL.
"Little Book of Privacy." Mozilla, 2022,

*Some citation examples taken from the MLA Handbook, 9th ed.*


  • 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

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