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MLA Style (8th) Citation Formats and Examples

The parts of your citation must be put in a certain order based on the "style" of citation you are using. Common styles at GGC are APA and MLA.  

Editor instead of an author? Examples of how to cite: MLA Example

MLA Book & eBook
MLA Format

Author last name, first name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Date   

     of Publication.

MLA Book Example

Northcut, Francis. How to Get A's in College: Hundred's of Student Tested

     Tips. Hundred Heads Books, 2007. 

MLA eBook Example

Drew, Sue, and Rosie Bingham. The Guide to Learning and Study Skills: For

     Higher Education and at Work, Routledge, 2017, eBook Central,

     ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib.ggc.detail.action?docID=870759.

 

The parts of your citation must be put in a certain order based on the "style" of citation you are using. Common styles at GGC are APA and MLA. More than one author? MLA Example.

MLA Journal Article
MLA Journal Format

Author's last name, First name Initial., "Title of Article." Title of Journal Article in

     Italics, vol., no., year, page numbers. Name of database provider. DOI or

     permalink. Accessed Day Month Year.

MLA Journal Example

Soria, Krista M., et al. "Beyond Books: The Extended Academic Benefits of

     Library Use for First-Year College Students." College and Research Libraries,

     vol. 78, no.1, 2017, pp.8-22. ERIC, doi:10.5860/crl.78.1.8. Accessed 25 Apr.

     2019.

The parts of your citation must be put in a certain order based on the "style" of citation you are using. Common styles at GGC are APA and MLA. 

MLA Newspaper Article
MLA Format

Authors last name, first name. "Title of Article in Quotation Marks." Title of Newspaper in

     Italics, Day Month (abbreviated) Year, p. #,  Name of Database,

     http://xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

 

MLA Example

Selingo, Jeffrey. "When a Search Engine Isn't Enough, Call a Librarian." New York Times,

     05 Feb. 2004, ProQuest, http://libproxy.ggc.usg.edu/docview/432689424?

     accountid=11244. 

 

The parts of your citation must be put in a certain order based on the "style" of citation you are using. Common styles at GGC are APA and MLA.

MLA Films/Movies
MLA Format

Title. Directed by First Last, performances by Actor Names (if relevant), Film Studio

     or Distributor, year.

MLA Example

Of Mice and Men. Directed by Gary Sinise, performances by John Malkovich and Gary

     Sinise, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, 2005. 

MLA YouTube Videos
MLA Format

Author last name, first name (if different from uploader). "Title." YouTube, uploaded

     by First Name Last Name of video uploader, Day Month Year of Publication, URL of

     video.

    

MLA Example

"Melinda Gates: Libraries Connect Communities." YouTubeuploaded by American

     Library Association, 28 Mar. 2019,  www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zy_RCdj0Cs.

MLA PowerPoint Slides
MLA Format

Instructor's Last Name, First Name. "Title of PowerPoint Presentation." Title of Course

     Date of PowerPoint presentation, Georgia Gwinnett College. Microsoft PowerPoint

     Presentation.

MLA Example

Doe, John. "How to Succeed in College." GGC 1000, 01 Jan. 2020, Georgia Gwinnett

     College. Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.                                

NOTE: If the slides are in Preszi, use Preszi instead of Microsoft in above example.

The parts of your citation must be put in a certain order based on the "style" of citation you are using. Common styles at GGC are APA and MLA.

MLA Article from a Webpage

MLA Website Format

 

 

Author's last name, First name, Initial., "Title of article." Page name of the site in

     italics, Name of the association or group affiliated with the site, Date

     of creation,URl, doi or permalink. Accessed Day Month Year. 

MLA  Website Example

 

Why Sleep Is Important. American Psychological Association, 2019, 

www.apa.org/topics/sleep/why. Accessed 3 May 2019.

 

 

For More Citing Details See the Kaufman Library MLA Citation Guide

Kaufman Library Citation Guide

To cite sources you need certain "parts" of the source. Parts are found in the database you searched to find the source.For books in the Kaufman Library and other USG libraries, the information is usually available in the GIL-Find catalog. The front and back of the title page of a book also contains these parts. Once you have all the parts, they are then arranged in a citation style.

EXAMPLE from the GGC GIL Library Catalog: