MLA Style Reference Samples
Author. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.
Beeler, John. Warfare in Feudal Europe: 730-1200. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University
Two or More Authors
Author and author. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.
Bain, Joe S., Richard E. Caves and Julius Margolis. Northern California's Water Industry:
The Comparative Efficiency of Public Enterprise in Developing a Scarce Natural
Resource. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins Press, 1966.
Author. Title of Book. Ed. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.
Marx, Karl. Selected Writings. Ed. David McLellan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977.
Author. Title of Book. ed. no. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.
Still, Judith Anne. William Grant Still and the Fusion of Cultures in American Music.
2nd ed. Flagstaff, Arizona: Master-Player Library, 1995.
Part, Essay or Chapter in a Book or Collection
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Collection. Ed. Editor's Name(s). Place of Publication:
Publisher, Year. Pages.
Riley, Glenda. "African American Women in Western History: Past and Prospect." African
American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000. Ed. Quintard Taylor and Shirley
Ann Wilson Moore. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003. 3-21.
Author, ed. Title of Book. no. of vols. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.
Cochran, Thomas C., ed. The New American State Papers: 1789-1860. 32 vols.
Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources, Inc., 1993.
Article(s) in a Single Volume from a Multi-Volume Work
Author, ed. "Volume Title." Title of Book. Vol. no. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.
Cochran, Thomas C., ed. "Public Finance." The New American State Papers: 1789-1860.
Vol. 6. Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources, Inc., 1993.
Author. "Article title." Magazine Title. Day Month Year: pgs.
Ratnesar, Romesh. "Not Gone, but Forgotton?: Why Americans have stopped talking
about homelessness". Time 8 Feb. 1999: 30-31.
Two or More Authors
Author. "Title of article." Journal title. Day Month Year: pgs.
Kulcinski, G.L. and J.F. Santarius. "Nuclear fusion: Advanced fuels under debate". Nature
24 Dec. 1998: 724-725.
Author. "Article title." Magazine Title. Vol no. Issue no. Database. Database vendor.
Location of access. Day Month Year (of access).
Lewis, Kate Bohner. "Senate Approves New Alternative Fuel." National Petroleum News.
90.9 (Sept. 1998) : 36 (1/6p.). MasterFILE Premier. EBSCOHost. Huie Library,
Arkadelphia, AR. 12 Nov. 1999. <http://www.ebsco.com>.
Author. "Article title." Magazine Title. Vol no. Issue no. Publication date, #pp. Database.
Database vendor. Location of access. Day Month Year (of access).
Montefiore, Simon Sebag. "How the nineties have become the eighties." The Spectator.
v.277 n8786. 7 Dec. 1996, 2 pp. ProQuest. ProQuest Direct. Huie Library, HSU,
Arkadelphia, AR. 15 Sept. 2003.
Health Reference Center
Author. "Article title." Magazine Title. Publication date: #pp. Database vendor: Database.
Location of access. Day Month Year (of access).
Shelton, Deborah L. "Medical innovation close at hand." American Medical News
14 Sep. 1998:1+. InfoTrac Searchbank: Health Reference Center. InfoTrac. Huie
Library, Arkadelphia, AR. 6 Feb. 1999.
Contemporary Authors (Original Series) or Contemporary Authors New Revision
ERIC DOCUMENT (ED ### ###)
Editor, ed. Chapter/section title. Title of Book, vol. # (Place of Publication: Publisher,
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:
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.
CD ROM SOURCES
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.
Other Types of Sources
"Title of article or section." CD ROM title. CD ROM. Place of Publication:
"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
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.
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.
Company or store name. Advertisement. Network. Date.
Goody's. Advertisement. ABC. 3 July. 2002.
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)