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Academic Integrity/Citation Formats: MLA Style

This LibGuide provides basic information about Academic Integrity. It includes: tips on avoiding plagiarism and guidelines for citing sources.

New Edition

Several copies of the newly released MLA Handbook (8th Edition) are available. [REF LB2369 .G53 2016]. Copies are available in the 2nd Floor Reference section and the Checkout Desk.  Also you can visit these links to the MLA Style Center and


General Format

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstname. Title. Location: Publisher, Year. Medium.


McCorker, Frank. Storymaking and Mythtelling: Comic Literary and Film Images.  New York: Oxbridge, 1992. Print.

Article or chapter in an edited book

Yorbach, Erich. "Odysseus Wonderful." Peripatesis: The Representation of Fantasy and Adventure in Western Literature. Ed. Polly Feemis. Ithaca: Syracuse University Press, 1943. 3-23. Print.

Journal Articles

General Format

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstName. "Article Title." Journal Title Volume.Number (Year): pages. Medium.

*note, for online sources, the medium is indicated before the access date.  See example of article from an online database below.

Journal article, two authors

L'Ambrosch, Zampoun and Teodolinda Roncaglia. "From Marco Polo to James Joyce: Coping with New Cultures." Acculturation in Literature 45.2 (1990): 156-172. Print.

Journal article from a online database

Jauch, Joseph. "When Friends Argue: Galileo, Urban VIII and What Really Happened." Cosmology and Theology Journal 15.3 (1951): 26-45. JSTOR. Web. 14 July 2007

Web Site

General Format

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstName (if available). "Title of Web Page or Article (if applicable)." Title of Web Site. Version or edition used.  Publisher if known (if unknown use N.p.), Date of Publication (Day Month Year, as available, if not available, use n.d.).  Medium. Date accessed (Day Month Year).

Entire Web site

Internet Weather Source. Vers. 2.  National Weather Service, 8 May 2008.  Web. 15 September 2008.

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