MLA Referencing

It is Modern Language Association referencing style and is mostly used in the reports related to humanities.

Referencing a Book

  • Author of text in the format of surname and forename followed by full stop
  • Title of text underlined followed by a full stop
  • Place of publication followed by a colon
  • Publisher followed by a comma
  • Year of publication
Taylor, John. Modern Referencing. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Referencing a Journal

  • Author of article in the format of surname and forename followed by full stop
  • Name of article in quotation marks followed by a full stop
  • Name of journal underlined
  • Volume/Issue number followed by a full stop
  • Date of publication in brackets followed by a colon
  • Page numbers followed by a full stop
Taylor, John. Using MLA. Referencing Today 2. (August 2008): 23-37.

Referencing an electronic source

  • Author of article in the format of surname and forename followed by full stop
  • Name of article in quotation marks followed by a full stop
  • Name of website underlined followed by a full stop
  • Date of publication on website followed by a full stop
  • Date accessed
  • Website URL
Taylor, John. Using MLA. Referencing Online. 2008. Accessed 6 August 2008

Citation in MLA is done in similar manner to Harvard referencing.

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