MLA (Modern Language Association) Style is commonly used in the humanities, particularly in language and literature research. The 8th edition of The MLA Handbook is the authoritative source for MLA style and citation. Additional resources on MLA style are listed below.
Citation is a two-part process that includes both in-text (or parenthetical) citations and a works cited list. Each in-text citation must be on your works cited page and vice versa. Any source material that is not your own or is not common knowledge must be cited.
Journal Article from a Database:
Author's Last name, First name."Title of Article." Name of Journal, vol. #, no. #, Date, pp. Name of Database. DOI or permalink.
Note: If a DOI--digital object identifier-is available, use the DOI instead of the URL.
Author's Last name, First name. Title of Book. City of Publication, Publisher, Publication Date.
eBook from a Database:
Author's Last name, First name. Title of Book. Publisher, Date. Name of Database, DOI or permalink.