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Below is a selected list of reference examples for MLA Style. For full reference and citation information, please visit the MLA's citation style website or our Printable Guide.

Modern Language Association


By One Author

Author, Albert A. Title of Book. Publisher, Year.

Davis, Angela Y. Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday. Pantheon, 1998.

By Two Authors

Author, Albert A., and Bernard B. Author. Title of Book. Publisher, Year.

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

By More Than Two Authors

Author, Albert A., et al. Title of Book. Publisher, Year.

Charon, Rita, et al. The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine. Oxford UP, 2017. 

Chapter in an Edited Book

 Author, Albert A. "Title of Chapter" Title of Book, edited by Editor's Name(s), Publisher, Year, Pages of chapter.

Harris, Muriel. "Talk to Me: Engaging Reluctant Writers." A Tutor's Guide: Helping Writers One to One, edited by Ben Rafoth, Heinemann, 2000, pp. 24-34. 

Journal Articles 

Author, Albert A., Bernard B. Author, and Charles C. Author. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Volume, Issue, Year, Pages.

Boggs, Colleen Glenney. "Public Reading and the Civil War Draft Lottery." American Periodicals, vol. 26, no. 2, 2016, pp. 149-66. 


Author. "Title of Page." Title of Website, Date of Publication or Last Modified, URL. Accessed Day Month Year. 

Lundman, Susan. "How to Make Vegetarian Chili." eHow, Accessed 21 Oct. 2022.

"Diabetes in Older People." National Institute on Aging1 May 2019, Accessed 30 June 2021.