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MLA Citation Style Guide: Citing Print Sources (7th ed.)

This style guide will help you cite the most common types of materials required in research projects and papers. - Guide by Eliza Selander. Direct comments to eselander@nvcc.edu.

Identifying Parts of the Citation

Not sure what each part of the citation represents? Hover over the area that you are unsure of, and a description will pop up as demonstrated below.

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Books (Print)

Boni, William C., and Gerald L. Kovacich.  I-Way Robbery: Crime on the Internet.  Boston:  Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999.  Print.

 

Dick, Susan.  “Literary Realism in Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando and The Waves.”  The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf.  Ed. Sue Roe and Susan Sellers.  Cambridge:  Cambridge UP, 2000.  50-71.  Print.

 

Magazine Articles (Print)

 

Lott, John R., Jr.  “When Gun Control Costs Lives.”  National Forum  Fall 2000: 29+.  Print.

  

Samuelson, Robert J., and Rich Thomas.  “Chugging Toward a Slowdown.”  Newsweek  18 Dec. 2001: 52-53.  Print.

 

Journal Articles (Print)

Tylva, Tracy L., and Linda Mezydlo Subich.  “Exploring the Construct Validity of the Eating Disorder Continuum.”  Journal of Counseling Psychology 46.2 (1999): 268-276.  Print.

Newspaper Articles (Print)

Duggan, Paul.  “Texas Legislators Review Use of Death Penalty.”  Washington Post  14 May 2001, home ed.: A3.  Print.

 

Fischer, Meredith.  Richmond Times-Dispatch  5 May 2001: B1.  Print.

Encyclopedias (Print)

 

Gurbani, Barkha.  “India.”  Encyclopedia of Global Health.  Ed. Yawei Zhang.  Vol. 2.  Los Angeles:  Sage Publications, 2008.   Print.

 

Hopper, Kim.  “Homelessness.”  World Book Encyclopedia.  2002 ed.  Print.