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Race Research Paper: How to Cite Sources

MLA Citation: Databases

BASIC FORMAT for citing a database article:

Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Name of Journal Volume.Edition (Year of publication): page numbers. Name of Database. Medium of publication. Date Accessed.

 

EXAMPLE of Article (with an author) from an online database:

Langhamer, Claire. “Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England.” Historical Journal 50.1 (2007):
       173-96. 
ProQuest. Web. 27 May 2009.

 

For Variations to Basic Format, check out OWL Purdue, MLA Formatting, Electronic Sources

MLA Citation: Websites

BASIC FORMAT for citing an entire website

Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.

 

EXAMPLE for a page on a website:

"Athelete's Foot - Topic Overview." WebMD. WebMD, 25 September 2014. Web. 6 July 2015.

 

For Variations to Basic Format, check out OWL Purdue, MLA Formatting, Electronic Sources  

MLA Citation: Books

BASIC FORMAT

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.

 

EXAMPLE:

Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin, 1987. Print.

 

For Variations to Basic Format, check out OWL Purdue, MLA Formatting, Books