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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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Books

Author(s) or Editor(s). (last name, first name). Title of Book. City of publication: Publisher, Date of publication. Medium consulted.

Hill, Fred James, and Nicholas Awde. A History of the Islamic World. New York: Hippocrene, 2003. Print.

MLA Handbook Sections 5.5.2-5.5.5

Articles/Chapters from an Edited Book

Author(s) of article or chapter. "Title of Article or Chapter." Title of Book. Ed. Name of editors. City of publication: Publisher, Date of publication. Page number(s). Medium consulted.

Stern, Katherine. "Toni Morrison's Beauty Formula." The Aesthetics of Toni Morrison: Speaking the Unspeakable. Ed. Marc C. Connor. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2000. 77-91. Print.

Tip: UP is a standard abbreviation in MLA for University Press.

MLA Handbook Sections 5.5.6 & 5.5.7

Journal Articles

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

Davis, Robert, and Laszlo Sajtos. "Measuring Consumer Interactivity in Response to Campaigns Coupling Mobile and Television Media." Journal of Advertising Research 48.3 (2008): 375-391. Print.

MLA Handbook Sections 5.4.2 - 5.4.4

Magazine Articles

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

Conley, Kevin. "The First Secretary of Climate Change." Popular Science 4 Mar. 2002: 54+. Print.

MLA Handbook Section 5.4.6

Newspaper Articles

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

Martinez, Jennifer. "Anarchists Organize to Spread the Word.'" Wall Street Journal 1 Apr. 2009: A8. Print.

MLA Handbook Section 5.4.5

Articles from an Encyclopedia

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. Medium consulted.

Kalyanaraman, Sriram. "Online Relationships." The Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media. Ed. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett. Vol. 2. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2007. Print.

MLA Handbook Section 5.5.7

Government Publications

Author or Government Agency issuing the publication. Title of Publication. City of publication: Publisher, Year of publication. Medium consulted.

United States. Cong. Joint Committee on Printing. Congressional Directory 2007-2008: 110th Congress. Washington: GPO, 2007. Print.

Tip: GPO is the standard abbreviation in MLA for the Government Printing Office.

MLA Handbook Section 5.5.20

HRAF Book Excerpts

Author(s) of book. Title of Book. Edition. City of publication: Publisher, Year of publication. Medium consulted. Human Relations Area Files Culture code microfiche collection.

Krige, Eileen Jensen. The Social System of the Zulus. 2nd ed. Pietermaritzburg: Shuter & Shooter, 1965. Microform. Human Relations Area Files FX20 microfiche collection.

MLA Handbook Section 5.7.15

Revised: 9/01/2009

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