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Citing Sources

MLA - Modern Language Association

The MLA citation style is used by most Humanities disciplines. ALERT!  MLA 9th edition is now out. It does not differ much from MLA 8, though the new edition of the MLA Handbook helpfully includes more examples of how to cite different types of materials as well as new sections on grammar, writing advice, using inclusive language, endnotes and footnotes, and annotated bibliographies.

In the library:  MLA handbook for writers of research papers

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MLA style format for citing an article in journal that uses both volume and issue numbers:
Cooney, Brian C. “Considering Robinson Crusoe’s ‘Liberty of Conscience’
        in an Age of Terror.” College English, vol. 69, no. 3, Jan. 2007,
        pp. 197-215.

MLA style format for citing an article in journal that numbers all the issues in sequence:
Kafka, Ben. "The Demon of Writing: Paperwork, Public Safety, and the
        Reign of Terror." Representations, no. 98, 2007, pp. 1-24.

MLA style format for citing a book:
Anderson, Curtis. The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling
        Less of More
. Hyperion, 2006.

MLA style format for citing a webpage:
Lundman, Susan. “How to Make Vegetarian Chili.” eHow,
       www.ehow.com/how_10727_make-vegetarian-chili.html.  Accessed 6 July 2015.

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