MLA Style Reference Samples

    Contemporary Authors (Original Series) or Contemporary Authors New Revision
    Editor, ed. Chapter/section title. Title of Book, vol. # (Place of Publication: Publisher,

                 Year) pages.

    Peacock, Scott, ed., Gershwin, Ira 1896 - 1983. Contemporary Authors, vol. 164 (Detroit,

                 Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1988) 153-158.

    Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB)
    Author of chapter/section. Title of Chapter/section.Ed. name. Title of Book, vol. #. (Place

                of Publication: Publisher, Year) pages.

    Pettis, Joyce. Margaret Walker. Ed. Trudier Harris. Dictionary of Literary Biography 76.

                (Detroit,Michigan: Gale Research Inc., 1988) 173-181.

    Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC)
    Author. "Article Title." Journal or Magazine Title vol.# (year): pages. Rpt. in

                Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Editor's name. Vol. #. Place of Publication:

                Publisher. pgs.

    Shepherd, Allen. "Matters of Life and Death: The Novels of Harry Crews." Critique:

                Studies in Modern Fiction 20 (1978): 53-63. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary

                Criticism. Ed. Sharon R. Gunton. Vol. 23. Detroit: Gale. 133-4.

    Author. "Article Title." Book title: Series. Ed. Editor's name. Vol. #.

                Place of Publication: Publisher, year. pgs.

    Hawthorne, Nathaniel. "Young Goodman Brown." Masterplots II: Short Story Series.

                Ed. Frank N. Magill. Vol. 6. Pasadena: Salem, 1986. 2737-40.

    Author. Title. ERIC, year. ED ### ###.

    Lahti, Janet et al. A Follow-Up Study of the Oregon Project: Final Report. ERIC, 1978.

                ED 165 880.

    Web Page
    Author(s). Name of Page. Date of Posting/Revision. Name of institution/organization

                affiliated with the site. Date of Access <electronic address>.

    Schafer, Nancy Imelda. "Maya Angelou." April 1998.


                (8 Feb. 1999).

    Author of email. "Subject line of email." Email to (name of receiver). Date of email.

    Doe, Jane. "How to Cite Information from an E-mail." E-mail to Joe Schmo.

                24 Nov. 2003.

    "Title of article or section." CD ROM title. CD ROM. Place of Publication:

                Publisher, Year.

    "When Was Chaucer Born?." Chaucer: Life and Times. CD-ROM. Woodbridge, Conneticut:

                Primary Source Media, 1995.

    Author. "Title of article or section." Title of publication vol. # (year published), pages.

                Reprint in CD ROM title. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.

    Bloomfield, Morton W. "Distance and Predestination in 'Troilus and Criseyde'."

                Publications of the Modern Language Association 72 (1957), 14-26. Reprint in

                Chaucer: Life and Times. CD-ROM. Woodbridge, Conneticut: Primary Source

                 Media, 1995.
Other Types of Sources
    Government publication
    Author (Agency). Title, edition, statement. Place of publication: Publisher, Date.

    United States Dept. of International Trade. International trade. Washington: GPO, 1994.

    Author (Agency). Title. Place of publication: Publisher, Date.

    U.S. Office of Government Ethics. A Brief Wrap on Ethics. Washington, DC: GPO, 2000.

    Interview that you conducted
    Interviewee. Personal Interview. Date.

    Fleetwood, Mick. Personal Interview. 18 Dec. 2003.

    To cite a lecture or a speech, provide the speaker's name, title of the lecture or speech in quotation marks, the meeting and the sponsoring organization (if applicable), the location [including place and city], and the date. If there is no title, use an appropriate descriptive label (e.g., Lecture, Address, Keynote speech). Do not underline or enclose in quotation marks (MLA Handbook, 204).

    Libris, Lola. "Introduction to Online Databases." 2003 Arkadelphia Library Association.

                ZaZa Hotel, Arkadelphia. 28 March 2003.

    Company name. Advertisement. Periodical title Date: pg.

    Maybelline. Advertisement. Glamour 15 May 2002: 63.

    Television or radio program
    "Episode Title." Show Title. Network. Station, Station location. Date.

    "The Blessing Way." The X-Files. Fox. WXIA, Atlanta. 19 Jul. 1998.

    Sound recording
    Artist. Title. Record company, year.

    Crow, Sheryl. The Very Best of Sheryl Crow. A & M Records, 2003.

    Title. Dir. Director's name. Perf. Performers' names. Studio, year.

    Gone With the Wind. Dir. George Cukor. Perf. Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Hattie McDaniel,

                Olivia De Havilland, and Leslie Howard. MGM, 1939.

    TV Advertisement
    Company or store name. Advertisement. Network. Date.

    Goody's. Advertisement. ABC. 3 July. 2002.

Works Cited
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2003.

            (Call No.: REF DESK 808.02 M689m6)

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