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FAQs Citing in MLA Style

In general, when citing print articles include: author(s), article title, journal title, volume, issue, date, pages, and the word "print".

Sample:

Bromhan, Lindell. "What Can DNA Tell Us About the Cambrian Explosion?" Integrative and Comparative Biology 43.1 (2003): 148-56. Print.

In general, when citing print books include: author(s), title, place of publication, publisher, date, and the word "print".

Sample:

Zipes, Jack. The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. Print.

For information about citing full-text articles from library databases, see How to Cite Full Text.

Other Resources

The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers is available at the Reference Desk.

Frequently Asked Questions about MLA Style (MLA)

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