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MLA Citation Guide

MLA Examples

Common Sources used in MLA Style


Journal Article

Baron, Naomi S. "Redefining Reading: The Impact of Digital Communication Media." PMLA, vol. 128, no. 1, Jan. 2013, pp. 193-200.

  • In-Text (Parenthetical citation): (Baron 194)


Dorris, Michael, and Louise Erdrich. The Crown of Columbus. HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.

  • In-Text (Parenthetical citation): (Dorris and Erdrich 35)


Hollmichel, Stefanie. "The Reading Brain: Differences between Digital and Print." So Many Books, 25 Apr. 2013,

  • In-Text (Parenthetical citation): (Hollmichel)
  • When a source has no page numbers or any other kind of part number, no number should be given in a parenthetical citation.

Examples are provided by the MLA Handbook 8th edition.

Modern Language Association. MLA Handbook. 8th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2016.

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