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Below are examples of 7th Edition MLA citations that are most commonly used by students at the College of DuPage. For additional examples and rules, please consult the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed., 2009).

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MLA Electronic Sources (7th Edition)

E-books

Author(s). (last name, first name). Title of Work. Edition. City of publication: Publisher, Year of publication. Name of Database or Website. Medium consulted. Date of access.

Hubbard, Merton R. Statistical Quality Control for the Food Industry. 3rd ed. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2003. Knovel. Web. 16 Nov. 2009.

MLA Handbook Section 5.5.2 & 5.6.2

Journal Articles from a Database

Author(s) of article. "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume number.Issue number (Year of publication): Page number(s). Name of Database. Medium consulted. Date of access.

Clore, Jean, and Scott Gaynor. "Self-Statement Modification Techniques for Distressed College Students with Low Self-Esteem and Depressive Symptoms." The International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy 2.3 (2006): 314-331. Academic OneFile. Web. 30 Aug. 2009.

MLA Handbook Sections 5.4.2 & 5.6.4

Magazine Articles from a Database

Author(s) of article. "Title of Article." Title of Magazine Date of publication: Page number(s). Name of Database. Medium consulted. Date of access.

Cloud, John. "Staying Sane May Be Easier Than You Think." Time 22 June 2009: 72+. Academic Search Premier. Web. 30 June 2009.

Tip: If an article is not printed on consecutive pages, simply provide the page number the article starts on and add the + symbol, as shown above.

MLA Handbook Sections 5.4.6 & 5.6.4

Newspaper Articles from a Database

Author(s) of article. "Title of Article." Title of Newspaper Date of publication, Edition if available: Page number(s). Name of Database. Medium consulted. Date of access.

Elejalde-Ruiz, Alexia. "Me, Myself & Me; Are Millennials Creating a Narcissistic Culture?" Chicago Tribune 29 May 2009: 6. Chicago Tribune. Web. 30 June 2009.

MLA Handbook Sections 5.4.5 & 5.6.4

Encyclopedia Articles from a Database

Author(s) of article. "Title of Article." Title of Encyclopedia. Ed. Name of Editor(s). Edition if available. Volume number. City of publication: Publisher, Year of publication. Name of Database. Medium consulted. Date of access.

Zeiler, Thomas W. "Globalization." Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy. Ed. Richard Dean Burns, Alexander DeConde, and Fredrik Logevall. 2nd. ed. Vol. 2. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 20 Aug. 2009.

MLA Handbook Section 5.5.7 & 5.6.2

Web Sites

Entire Web Site

Name of Web Site. Author or Sponsoring Organization of Web site, Date of copyright or last revision. Medium consulted. Date of access.

Art Institute of Chicago Museum. Art Institute of Chicago, 2009. Web. 30 June 2009.

Article on a Web Site

Author. "Title of the Document." Name of Web Site. Name of Institution or Organization Sponsoring the Web site, Date of copyright or last revision. Medium consulted. Date of access.

Hellerman, Caleb. "Scientists Hope Work with Poison Gas Can Be a Lifesaver." CNN.com. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2009.

Tip: Only include a website's URL if the item is too difficult to find without the URL or if it is required by your instructor. Place the URL after the Date of access and within angle brackets. Using the above example: 15 Oct. 2009. <http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/10/09/cheating.death.suspended.animation/index.html>.

MLA Handbook Section 5.6.2

Article from a Government E-book

Author or Government Agency issuing the publication. Title of Publication. City of publication: Publisher, Date of publication or last revision. Medium consulted. Date of access.

United States. Central Intelligence Agency. The World Factbook 2009. Washington: GPO, 2009. Web. 4 Mar. 2009.

MLA Handbook Sections 5.5.20 & 5.6.2

Article from a Government Website

Government Agency issuing the information. "Title of Profile." Title of Overall Website. Version or Edition used. Name of Institution or Organization Sponsoring the Web site, Date of copyright or last revision. Medium consulted. Date of access.

United States. Dept. of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Chefs and Head Cooks." Occupational Outlook Handbook. 2012-13 ed. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 29 Mar. 2012. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.

Company Profile from a Business Database

Author of profile. "Name of Corporation." Name of Database. Name of Institution or Organization Sponsoring the Web site, Date of copyright or last revision. Medium consulted. Date of access.

Schein, Amy. "Starbucks Corporation." Hoover's. Hoover's, n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2012.

Profile from a Career Database

"Title of Profile." Name of Database. Name of Institution or Organization Sponsoring the Web site, Date of copyright or last revision. Medium consulted. Date of access.

"Elementary School Teachers." Illinois Career Information System. U of Oregon, n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2012.

 

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