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Citation Guide

This guide provides a few examples of how to cite various sources in different citation styles. An explanation of citations is included on the first tab.

Modern Language Association 7th Edition

Vogel Library Online Guide to MLA Style

Here are a few of the main aspects that characterize MLA style:

  • List the author’s full name (not just last name and first initial).
    • Why? Because, as the style of literature and language studies, the author of a source is of great importance.
  • The date is listed last.
    • Why? Because publication date is secondary to author (see note above) and material covered (titles, etc) in the literature and language fields.
  • All MLA citations must include material type as (usually) the penultimate word in the citation (Print, Web, etc).
  • Web citations have separate rules.
  • Urls are NOT included unless absolutely necessary for finding the source again.