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Cite Your Sources: MLA examples

Learn tips and tricks for finding, creating and citing your sources!

Help with Formatting Citations

MLA style guide from :

A thorough, clear source for formatting your own citations.

MLA style guide from SUNY Albany

Citation Fox help with MLA citations

Easy to use, with multiple examples.

Sample MLA Citations

Book, print:

MacIntyre, Bruce. Haydn: The Creation. New York: Schirmer Books, 1998. Print.

Book, electronic:

Hughes, Amy. Spectacles of Reform: Theater and Activism in Nineteenth-Century America. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2012. Web. 6 Mar. 2015 

Chapter in a book/selection from an anthology, print:

Davis, James. "A Prism So Strange: The Biography of Eric Walrond." Eric Walrond: The Critical Heritage. Ed. Louis J. Parascandola and Carl A. Wade. Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2013. 167-187. Print.

Peer Reviewed Article, electronic:

Kousser, Rachel. “Destruction and Memory On The Athenian Acropolis.” Art Bulletin 91.3 (2009): 263. MasterFILE Complete. Web. 6 Mar. 2015.

Peer Reviewed Article, Print:

Vitrano, Christine.  "Love and Resilience." Ethical Perspectives 20.4 (2013): 591-604. Print

Magazine article, print:

Moses, Paul. "Feeding the Beast: Political Journalism in the Digital Age." Commonweal September 2012: 13. Print.

Newspaper Article, online:

Howell, Ron. “Finding Our Fathers: Bringing Dads Back to Their Sons is the Only Honest Answer to the Crisis of Young Black Men.” New York Daily News, 27 July 2014. Web. 6 Mar. 2015.

Entire website:

Underwater New York. Web. 6 Mar. 2015

How to make a Hanging Indent

Most word processing programs will allow you to automatically create a hanging indent for your list of reference/works cited.  Typically you will find it in the paragraph menu.  It is also possible to use the ruler to do it. 

You can find out more about it by asking a librarian or a classmate who might know.  You can always do an internet search for the name of your word processing program. For example you could type in "how do I make hanging indent in Microsoft Word 2013?"