MLA is the citation style of the Modern Languages Association. It is most commonly used in English, the Arts, and Humanities.
MLA citations contain the following core elements that should be listed in the following order when you create a citation:
Each element should be followed by the punctuation mark shown above.
Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. Publisher, Publication date.
Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, pages.
Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Article or Page." Title of Website, Publisher, Publication date, URL.
Article in a Library Database
Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal vol. #, no. #, date year, pp. ##-##. Title of Database, doi:10.1017/S0018246X06005966. Accessed [Date Month Year].
MLA in-text citations include:
You must also have a corresponding citation in your works cited list.
Jones writes that libraries are at the center of college campuses (65).
Libraries are thought to be at the center of college campuses (Jones 65).
"A focal point of the college campus is the library" (Jones 65).