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Plagiarism & Citation Styles: MLA

MLA Subjects

MLA is most often used in the humanities. Subject areas that are likely to use MLA style include:

  • Acct. & Business
  • Art
  • Biology
  • English
  • FYS
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religion

Note: If you aren't sure which citation style to use, check with your instructor.

MLA Handbook

Available in Funderburg Library:
Ref 808.027 M6995m8

Basic Citation Examples

Article from an Online Database

Format

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

Citation

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 EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/106342669300100108. Accessed 14 April 2020.

Electronic Book

Format

Author. Title. Publisher, Date. Database, URL or Permalink.

Citation

Sender, Katherine. The Makover : Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences. NYU Press,
     2012. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=niebk&AN=502691&
     sit=ehost-live. Accessed 14 April 2020.