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ENG 236 - Black American Literature: Poetry and Drama - Dr. Blaque: Citing Sources in MLA format

MLA format in EBSCO

Citing in EBSCO

Citation Information in EBSCO appears in two places:

1) on the screen that displays a single article, use the cite button

2) on the SAVE or EMAIL screen, select MLA, then SAVE or SEND.  The article's citation will appear in MLA format when you retrieve it.

MLA on the Web

For MLA online, use the OWL program from Purdue University.

Click here to go directly to the MLA page.

Use the frame on the left to find how to cite different formats in your bibliography, and how to cite sources within your analysis.

Citing books in MLA

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)