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Use the frame on the left to find how to cite different formats in your bibliography, and how to cite sources within your analysis.
CAUTION: the new Purdue OWL is full of Google Ads. Be careful to use only the actual Purdue MLA pages.
Open WORD -- Open a new document -- In the template area search MLA
And here is a great video from Microsoft support on how to use that template.
MLA for Journal Articles from the Library's databases:
Junge, Wolfgang, and Nathan Nelson. “Nature's Rotary Electromotors.”Science 29 Apr. 2005: 642-44. Science Online. Web. 5 Mar. 2009.
Langhamer, Claire. “Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England.” Historical Journal 50.1 (2007): 173-96. ProQuest. Web. 27 May 2009.
Note: If you are copying the citation from a Library Database, such as EBSCO, watch for common mistakes in the CITE function in databases. You will need to:
The source for this information is the website for the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University. The easiest way to get there is to Google: Purdue Owl MLA.
MLA for books:
[Lastname], [Firstname]. [Title of Book]. [Place of Publication]: [Publisher], [Year of Publication]. [Medium of Publication].
Example: F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tales of the Jazz Age.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Tales of the Jazz Age: stories. New York: Vintage Books, 2010. Print.
Note: the title is in italics, and the Medium for a printed book is Print (not Book)
Cite by listing the article's author, putting the title of the article in quotations marks, and italicizing the periodical title. Follow with the date of publication. Remember to abbreviate the month. The basic format is as follows:
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical Day Month Year: pages. Medium of publication.