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Below are examples of 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 (6th ed., 2003).

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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. Name of database vendor. Name and city of the library database was accessed. Date of access.

Norvilitus, Jill M., P. Bernard Szablicki, and Sandy D. Wilson. "Factors Influencing Levels of Credit-Card Debt in College Students." Journal of Applied Social Psychology 33.5 (2003): 935-947. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Coll. of DuPage Lib., Glen Ellyn, IL. 4 Mar. 2009.

MLA Handbook Chapter 5.7.1 & 5.9.7 · List of Library database vendors

Magazine Articles from a Database

Author(s) of article. "Title of Article." Title of Magazine Date of publication: page number(s). Name of Database. Name of database vendor. Name and city of the library database was accessed. Date of access.

Romano, Andrew. "Walking a New Beat: Surfing MySpace.com Helps Cops." Newsweek 24 Apr. 2006: 48. Academic OneFile. Gale Group. Coll. of DuPage Lib., Glen Ellyn, IL. 4 Mar. 2009.

MLA Handbook Chapter 5.7.6 & 5.9.7 · List of Library database vendors

Newspaper Articles from a Database

Author(s) of article. "Title of article." Title of newspaper Date of publication, Edition: Page. Name of Database. Name of vendor. Name and city of the library where database was accessed. Date of access.

Barbaro, Michael. "Wal-Mart Enlists Bloggers in Its Public Relations Campaign." New York Times 7 Mar. 2006, late (East Coast) ed.: C.1. New York Times. Proquest. Coll. of DuPage Lib., Glen Ellyn, IL. 4 Mar. 2009.

MLA Handbook Chapter 5.7.5 & 5.9.7 · List of Library database vendors

Web Sites

Entire Web Site

Name of Web Site. Date of Copyright or Last Revision Date. Sponsoring Organization of Web Site. Date of Access <URL or Web Site Address>.

ChicagoHistoryMuseum. 2007. Chicago History Museum. 4 Mar. 2009 <http://www.chicagohistory.org/>.

Article on a Web Site

Author. "Title of the Document." Name of Web Site. Date of Copyright or Last Revision. Name of Institution or Organization Sponsoring the Web Site. Date of Access <URL or Web Site Address>.

Glaser, Mark. "Our Gadget Haze: How Cell Phones Are Killing Face-to-Face Interactions." Mediashift. 22 Oct. 2007. PBS. 4 Mar. 2009 <http://www.pbs.org/_gadget_hazehow_cell_phones.html>.

MLA Handbook Chapter 5.9.1

Government Publications Online

Author of site. Title of Web page or site. Date of publication or last revision. Date of access <URL of web page and/or web site>.

United States. Central Intelligence Agency. The War on Terrorism. 9 Aug. 2003. 4 Mar. 2009 <http://www.cia.gov/terrorism/index.html>.

MLA Handbook Chapter 5.6.21 & 5.9.3c

Company Profile from a Business Database

"Name of corporation." Database name. Name of database vendor. Day Month Year of retrieval.

"McDonald's Corporation." Hoover's Online. Hoover's Inc. 4 Mar. 2009.

Profile from a Career Database

"Title of profile." Database name. Name of database vendor. Day Month Year of retrieval.

"Occupations: Accountant/Auditor." DISCOVER. ACT Inc. 4 Mar. 2009.

Revised: 3/9/2009

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