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MLA7 [OLD] Citation 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

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.