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ENGL 1102 - English Composition II: Author Research: Citing MLA 8

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The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University is a trusted source for help on citation styles.  They have completely updated to the MLA 8th edition style.

Examples of MLA 8

Book with one author: 

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. Spiegel & Grau, 2015.

Book with two authors:

Frost, Randy O., and Gail Steketee. Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things. Mariner

Books, 2011.

Book with more than three authors:

Reece, Jane B., et al. Campbell Biology: Concepts and Connections. 7th ed., Pearson, 2012.

Individual work in an anthology or chapter in edited volume::

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. “The Yellow Wallpaper.” 1892. Literature: An Introduction to Reading and

Writing, edited by Edgar V. Roberts and Robert Zweig, 6th Compact ed., Pearson,

2015, pp. 473-84.

Vendler, Helen. "Emily Dickinson Thinking." Critical Insights: Emily Dickinson, edited by J. Brooks

Bouson, Salem Press, 2011, pp. 141-165.

Chapter or entry from a Reference Book or Set of Books:

“The Red Convertible.” Short Stories for Students, edited by Jennifer Smith, Vol. 14, Gale, 2002,

pp. 205-19.

There are many examples of electronic sources in the above pdf.

NOTE: Your professor may choose to require or omit including the URL or DOI for online sources. When citing Internet sources not in a database, include the date of access as in the following example.

“Zika Virus: What You Should Know.” Web MD, reviewed by Hansa D. Bharava, 14 Oct. 2016, Accessed 28 Oct. 2016.

MLA 8th edition