MLA Citation

 MLA Citation Format With Examples

MLA is an acronym for Modern Language Association. MLA is mostly used to cite research papers. The current version in use is the manual 6th edition of 2010. Below are general MLA citation guidelines:

Page header

Page numbers flushed right with the first page as page number one.

Title Pages

MLA has no separate title page. The first page doubles up as a title page and the first page of the academic paper. Author’s name, institution, professor, and course code are flushed left. The title of the paper is then centred. Paragraphs use first line formatting style.


Journal Referencing

1. Print Media

Author Lastname, First Name. “Article Title.” Journal Name Volume number.Issue Number (Year of Publication): Page Numbers Range. The medium of Publication.

2. Database (Provided by libraries)

Author Lastname, First Name. “Article Title.” Journal Name Volume number.Issue Number (Year of publication).

3. From Journal Websites

Author Lastname, First Name. “Article Title.” Journal Name Volume number.Issue Number (Year of Publication): Page Numbers Range. The Medium of Publication. Date of access.


Webpage

Author Lastname, First Name. “Page Title.” Website Title. Website sponsor, publisher or N.p if none, Date of publication(n.d. if no date). Publication Medium. Date of access.


Note:
1. Publication Media include print, database, and website.
2. Type “n. pag” if no page numbers provided.

MLA Citation Sample Essay

Sample MLA Essay
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