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BIBLIOGRAPHY EXAMPLES - MLA 8

Please note: MLA 8 style requires every line EXCEPT the 1st line to be INDENTED (in Word, use hanging indent; in Pages, tab; in Google Docs, highlight the lines to indent and slide the arrow on the ruler to the indent location). These examples do NOT show this correctly (a glitch in the web display).

Purdue OWL - MLA Formatting and Style Guide

EasyBib - How to Cite anything in MLA 8th Edition Format

Article in a Vertical File Folder

Author's Last name, First name (if given). “Title of Article.” Title of Source, Volume, Issue, Publication Date, Page range. VF Title (pink label), Title of Folder (white label), Location. Date of Access.

Example:

Greenburg, Jan Crawford. "Justices Hear Arguments on Federal Sentencing Guidelines." Chicago Tribune, 4 Oct. 2004. VF Criminal Law, Sentencing Guidelines, Chelsea, MI, Chelsea High School Media Center Vertical File. Accessed 12 Oct 2015.

Book in Print: Single Author

Author's Last name, First name. Title of work. Translated by or edited by First name Last name (if applicable), Vol. number (if applicable), City of Publication (only if published prior to 1900, has versions different in one country than in another, or if it is a rare book), Publisher, Year the book was published (most recent), page number(s).

Example:     

Gow, Mary. Attack on America: The Day the Twin Towers Collapsed. Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2002.

Book in Print: Chapter of a Book

Author's Last name, First name. "Title of chapter or section." Title of work, translated by or edited by First name Last name (if applicable), Vol. number (if applicable), City of Publication (only if published prior to 1900, has versions different in one country than in another, or if it is a rare book), Publisher, Year the book was published (most recent), page number(s).

Example:     

Rein, Mei Ling. "Death Penalty Statutes and Methods." Capital Punishment: Cruel and Unusual?, Gale Group, Inc., 2002, pp. 39-46.

Book in Print: Two Authors

Example:     

Gibaldi, Joseph, and Walter S. Achtert. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Modern Language Association of America, 1993.

Book in Print: Three or more Authors

Example:     

Matthews, Graham, et al. Disaster Management in Archives, Libraries, and Museums. Ashgate, 2009.

Book in Print: With Editor(s)

Author's Last name, First name (if given). Book Title. Edited by First name Last name, Edition (if given), Publisher, Year the book was published (most recent), page number(s).

Example:   

Gun Control. Edited by Susan Dodson, 2nd ed., Norton, 2005.

Article in an Anthology, Reference, or Collection (such as Taking Sides)

Author's Last name, First name (if given). “Title of Article.” Title of Collection, Edited by Editor's name(s) (if given), Edition (if given), Publisher, Year, Page range of entry.

Example:   

Shrof, Joannie M. “Pumped.” Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in  Drugs and Society, Edited by Raymond Goldberg, 3rd ed., Dushkin/McGraw- Hill, 1998, pp. 284-286.

Article from a Subscription Service: CQ Researcher

Author's Last name, First name (if given). “Title of Article.” CQ Researcher, Volume, Issue, Publication Date, Page range, URL. Date of Access. 

Example:   

Begos, Kevin. "Protecting the Power Grid." CQ Researcher, vol.26, no. 40, 11 Nov. 2016, pp. 941-64, 

http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/document.php?id=cqresrre2016111100&type=hitlist&num=0. Accessed 17 Nov. 2016.

Article from a Subscription ServiceOpposing Viewpoints Resource Center

Author's Last name, First name (if given). “Title of Article.” Title of Source, Publisher, most recent copyright date. Title of Database, URL. Date of Access. 

Example:   

"Carbon Offsets." Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection, Gale, 2016. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/PC3010999261/OVIC?u=lom_accessmich&xid=8ce542ef. Accessed 21 Apr. 2017.

Article from a Subscription ServiceCongressional Digest 

Author's Last name, First name (if given). “Title of Article.” Edited by First name Last name, Edition (if given), Title of Database, Publisher, most recent copyright date, URL. Date of Access.

Example:   

"Driverless Cars." Edited by Sarah Orrick, Congressional Digest, The Congressional Digest Corporation, 13 Nov. 2016, 

http://congressionaldigest.com/driverless-cars/#gsc.tab=0. Accessed 17 Jan. 2017.

Homepage (Web)

Author's Last name, First name or Corporation Name (if given). Title of Homepage, Publisher or Sponsoring Organization (if given), Date of Last Web Page Update (if given), URL. Date of Access.

Example:   

Elder Abuse Information, National Council on Child Abuse & Family Violence, 2017, http://www.nccafv.org/elder.htm. Accessed 21 Apr. 2017.

(Updated 04/21/2017, Shannon Krug)

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