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MLA Citation Resources
Walks you through the process of formatting citations and reference lists. Sign in with your UWGB credentials. Access is limited to current UW-Green Bay students, faculty, and staff.
MLA Style Center
The official companion to the MLA Handbook. Includes a quick guide to works cited, FAQs, sample papers, and tips for formatting your research paper.
MLA Style: Excelsior College Online Writing Lab
Gives detailed information on formatting of MLA papers, in-text citations, and works cited. Use the side menu to navigate to the information you need.
UWGB Writing Center Citation Guides
This page contains handouts with general guidelines and examples for APA and MLA citation styles. The UW-Green Bay Writing Center is located at the Green Bay campus on the plaza level/2nd floor of the Cofrin Library, Tel: 920-465-2338.
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.
MLA Handbook, 8th ed.
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From the Modern Language Association, this citation style is typically used in the arts and humanities. This 8th edition was published in 2016.
Common MLA Examples
Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Title of
Journal, vol. Volume, no. Number, Year, pp. Pages. Name of Database,
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.
Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Webpage." Title of Website,
"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, 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