Below are examples of MLA 6th Edition citations that are most commonly used by students at Harper College. For additional examples and rules, please consult the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (6th ed., 2003).
Author(s) or Editor(s). (last name, first name). Title of book. City of publication: Publisher, date of publication.
Hill, Fred James and Nicholas Awde. A History of the Islamic World. New York: Hippocrene, 2003.
Author(s) of article or chapter. "Title of article or chapter." Title of book. Ed. name of editors. City of publication: Publisher, date of publication. Page number(s).
Stern, Katherine. "Toni Morrison's Beauty Formula." The Aesthetics of Toni Morrison: Speaking the Unspeakable. Ed. Marc C. Connor. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2000. 77-91.
Author(s) of article. "Title of article." Title of journal Volume number.Issue number (year of publication): page number(s).
Villani, Susan. "Impact of Media on Children and Adolescents: A 10-Year Review of the Research." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 40.2 (2001): 392-401.
Author(s) of article. "Title of article." Title of magazine Date of publication: page number(s).
Fineman, Howard. "Back From the Bat Cave: Cheney Emerges to Test-Drive the War President's Coattails." Newsweek 4 Mar. 2002: 22-23.
Author(s) of article. "Title of article." Title of newspaper Date of publication, edition: section and page number(s).
Schwartz, John. "U.S. Cites Race Gap In Use of Internet; Clinton Bemoans 'Digital Divide.'" The Washington Post 9 July 1999, final ed.: A1+.
Author(s) of article. "Title of article." Title of Encyclopedia. Edition. Year of publication.
Bergman, Paul G. "Relativity." The New Encyclopaedia Britannica. 15th ed. 2002.
Author or Government Agency issuing the publication. Title of Publication. City of publication: Publisher, Year of publication.
United States. Congress. House. Telephone Directory, United States House of Representatives. Washington: GPO, 2003.