MLA FORMAT

students running on track Bibliographies come in many different styles for different subject areas. One of the most-used bibliographic styles is that of the Modern Language Association (MLA).

Book Sources

Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 2nd edition. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1998. [DANA REF DESK PN 147 .G444 1998]

Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th edition. New York: MLA, 2003. [DANA REF LB2369.G53 2003].

Web Sources

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University Online Writing Laboratory)
Based on the print MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 2nd edition [Dana Reference Desk #276] and the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th edition.
[http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/]

dianahacker.com (Website to accompany Bedford St. Martin's guides)
Excellent, clear information about MLA style.
[http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/p04_c08_o.html]


Frequently Asked Questions about MLA Style
Up-to-date information from the Modern Language Association itself.
[http://www.mla.org/style_faq]


MLA Citation Style
Color-coded MLA guide from Long Island University.
[http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citmla.htm]


Cite Source - MLA Style
MLA guide from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
[http://citesource.trincoll.edu/mla/index.html]



Examples

Book

Hinton, Alexander Laban, ed.  Biocultural Approaches to the Emotions.  

    Cambridge and New York:  Cambridge University  Press, 1999.

Work from a Library Subscription Service (Online Journal Article)

Hartmann, Douglas, and Gerteis, Joseph.  "Dealing with Diversity: Mapping 

    Multiculturalism in Sociological Terms."  Sociological Theory

    23 (2005): 218-240.  Academic Search Premier.  Ebsco Information 

    Services.  Rutgers University Libraries, Newark,  NJ.  30 Jun. 2005 

    <http://search.epnet.com>.

Article from a Scholarly Journal (Print)

Watson, James D., and Crick, Francis H.C.  "A Structure for Deoxyribose 

    Nucleic Acid."   Nature 171 (1953): 737-38.  

Article from Newspaper

Watkins, Paul. "A Promise of Redemption: A Memoir by a Young Lawyer, the 

    Son of a White American Mother and a Black Kenyan Father."  New York Times 

    6 Aug. 1995: BR 17. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times. 

    ProQuest. Rutgers University Libraries, Newark, NJ.  20 Jun. 2006  

    <http://proquest.umi.com>.

Scholarly Project on the Web

Literary Resources on the Net.  Ed. Jack Lynch.  15 Jun. 2004.  Rutgers 

    University.  29 Jun. 2005  <http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/>.
    
http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/rr_gateway/dana_class_guides/mla.htm
This page was last updated 4 June 2008.
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