All fields of research agree on the need to document scholarly borrowings, but documentation conventions vary because of the different needs of scholarly disciplines. MLA style for documentation is widely used in the humanities, especially in writing on language and literature. Generally simpler and more concise than other styles, MLA style features brief parenthetical citations in the text keyed to an alphabetical list of works cited that appears at the end of the work.
Author's last name, Author's first name. Title of the Book. Location: Publisher, Year. Medium of publication.
Author. "Title of Chapter or Essay." Title of Book or Anthology. Name of editor of book cited. Publication information. Page numbers of cited essay. Publication medium.
Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of the Article." Name of Publication volume.issue (Year): pages. Medium of publication.
Additional information required in citations of electronic journals:
After the page numbers, include the name of the database or website the piece comes from, and include the date the information was accessed after the medium of publication.
Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of the Work." Title of Overall Website. Publisher of the website or N.p. if no publisher is indicated, date of publication. Medium of publication. Day Month Year page was accessed
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