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ENG 103 FYS Writing Lab (Turner-Reed): MLA


As you're doing your research, be sure to grab the citation for any books or articles you think you might use in your paper. See the "Where Can I Find the Citation?" box below to find shortcuts to citing in the catalog and EBSCO databases. Always double check these citations with the official format! You'll also find links to helpful online resources and some examples of how to cite both books and articles from a database.

MLA Handbook

Available in Funderburg Library:
Ref 808.027 M6995m8

Where Can I Find the Citation?

Citations in Spartan Search

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Citations in EBSCOhost

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Basic Citation Examples

Article from an Online Database


Author. "Article Title." Journal/Magazine Title, vol. xx, no. x, day month year, pp. xx-xx. Database,
     doi. Accessed day month year.


Gadow, Kenneth D., and Joyce Sprafkin. "Television 'Violence' and Children with Emotional and
     Behavioral Disorders." Journal of Emotional & Behavioral Disorders, vol. 1, no. 1,
     Jan. 1993, p. 54, Academic Search Complete, doi:10.1177/106342669300100108. Accessed 14 April 2020.

Electronic Book


Author. Title. E-book, Publisher, Date.


Sender, Katherine. The Makeover : Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences. E-book, NYU Press,

Writing Center

The Writing Center
Success Center, Upper JYSC 
North Manchester Campus
604 E. College Ave.
North Manchester, IN 46962
Writing Center Coordinator:Laura Turner-Reed
Office Number: 260.982.5048
Writing Center Hours:
Mon - Thurs: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Final Exam Week:
By appointment only 
January Session:
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.