examples from or based on
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
The bibliography appears at the end of your work. It c
ontains only those materials cited in the
text of your work.
Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays
. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1957.
More than one author
Bondanella, Peter, and Julia Bondanella, eds.
Dictionary of I
A Multivolume work
A Critical History of English Literature
New York: Ronald, 1970.
A Work in an anthology
Calvino, Italo. “Cybernetics and Ghosts.”
The Uses of Literature: Es
. Trans. Patrick Creagh.
San Diego: Harcourt, 1982. 3
Print format journal article (continuous paging in volume)
Spear, Karen. "Building Cognitive Skills in Basic Writers."
Teaching English in College
Print format journal artic
le (each issue paged separately)
Monk, Patricia. "Frankenstein's Daughters: The Problems of the Feminine Image in Science
4 (1980): 15
Article from newspaper
Dalin, Damon. "A $7 Greeting Card? Yes, But Listen To The Melody It Wi
ll Play For You."
10 May 1983, eastern ed.: D37.
Reference book article
Who's Who of American Women
Reference book article
Vassar, Andrew P. “American Western Novel.”
dia of the Novel
Electronic format journal article from full text database
Rice, Thomas J. “Mapping Complexity in the Fiction of Umberto Eco.”
Critique (Atlanta, Ga.)
44 (2003): 349
OmniFile Full Text Mega.
James Madison Universit
13 March 2005 <
Cullhed, Anders. “Nobel Prize Authors on Time.”
29 June 2004. The Nobel
Foundation. 13 March 2005 <
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet.
Ed. Terry A. Gray.
4 March 2005. Palomar
College. 13 March 2005 <http://shakespeare.palomar.edu>
Parenthetical Note Examples
Use parenthetical notes in the text of your paper to i
dentify the source and enable readers to
locate the source of information in the bibliography at the end of your work.
One work by single author
Frye has argued this point before (178
85). [if name appears as part of narrative]
This point has been argue
d before (Frye 178
One work by two or more authors
Others, like Wellek and Warren (310
315), hold an opposite point of view.
Others hold an opposite point of view (e.g., Wellek and Warren 310
In 1963, the prediction was...(
United Nations, Economic Commission for Africa, 79
The Commission on the Humanities has concluded that... (69).
with no author or with an anonymous author
According to the
Handbook of Korea
, much Korean sculpture... (241
r the characters are confronted by tragedy ("Joy Ride").
Two or more works within same parentheses
(Frye 42; Bree 101
(National Committee 25
35; Potter et al., vol. 1)
Part of an article or single
Kenneth Clark has raised some interest
ing questions (1
A 1983 report has found a decline... (Hook 10).
Part of a multivolume work
Parties underwent profound changes between 1945
72 (Schlesinger, vol. 4)
Daiches is useful on the Restoration (2:538
For additional examples
refer to MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
ef. LB2369 .G53 2003).
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