Q. How do I cite in MLA


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Authors. Title of Book, Headline Style Capitalization. Name of publisher, year of publication.

See page 21, 8th ed.

Gaines, Larry K., and Roger LeRoy Miller. Criminal Justice in Action. Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2003.

See pages 21-22, 8th ed.

Goode, Erich. "Drug Legalization." Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, Edited by David Levinson, vol. 2, Sage Publications, 2002.

See pages 27, 35, 38, 8th ed.


Authors. "Title of Article, Headline Style Capitalization." Title of Publication, Headline Style Capitalization, volume number, issue number, year, pp. inclusive page numbers. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx

Note: All journals should include the issue number, regardless of pagination. Do not give the volume and issue numbers of a magazine or newspaper even if they are listed.

Fodor, Jerry. "How the Mind Works: What We Still Don't Know." Daedalus, vol. 135, no. 3, 2006, pp. 86-94.

See pages 27-28, 8th ed.

Côté, Sophie, and Stephan Bouchard. "Cognitive Mechanisms Underlying Virtual Reality Exposure." CyberPsychology & Behavior, vol. 12, no. 2, 2009, pp. 121-29. Business Source Complete, doi:10.1089/cpb.2008.0008. Accessed 25 Apr. 2012.

See pages 31-32, 53, 8th ed.

Ishitani, Terry T. "Studying Attrition and Degree Completion Behavior Among First-Generation College Students in the United States." Journal of Higher Education, vol. 77, no. 5, 2006, pp. 861-85. Academic Search Complete. Accessed 25 Apr. 2006.

See pages 31-32, 53, 8th ed.

"A Counselor's Resounding Cry, Even From Her Hospital Bed: Go Directly to College." New York Times, 28 Dec. 2005, late ed., p. B10.

See pages 27-28, 8th ed. If author is known, use the author, article title, publication title, date sequence.

Kalb, Claudia. "The Therapist as Scientist." Newsweek, 27 Mar. 2006, pp. 50-51.

See pages 27-28, 8th ed.


Bank, Justin, and Brooks Jackson. "Can You Prevent Global Warming?" FactCheck.org, Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, 4 Apr. 2006, http://www.factcheck.org/society/can_you_prevent_global_warming.html. Accessed 22 Aug. 2009.

See Rule 5.6.2 on page 184.

“8 Hot Dog Gadgets put to the Test.” YouTube, uploaded by Crazy Russian Hacker, 6 June 2016, www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBlpjSEtELs.

Per the Purdue OWL, MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources (Web Publications), under the heading "YouTube".

United Nations. Consequences of Rapid Population Growth in Developing Countries. Taylor and Francis, 1991.

See page 25, 8th ed.

United States, Senate, Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments of the Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings on the "Equal Rights" Amendment. Government Printing Office, 1907 91st Congress, 2nd session, Senate Resolution 61.

See page 105, 8th ed.

Use The Bluebook: A Uniform Style of Citation, Print.
Call number KF245 .B58 (Ref).

See Rule 5.7.14 on pages 205-6.

See also: Texas Rules of Form, Print/
Call number: Z UA345.5 T312RUF 2003 - Texas Documents Shelves

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