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Humanities: Citing Your Sources

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NoodleBib is NMC's citation generator.  Use it to create accurate, correctly-formatted works cited lists for your projects.  Create an account here.  If you have questions, call 995-1540.  Librarians can reset passwords, troubleshoot, and help you with individual citations.  

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Free citation generator for MLA style

MLA Citation Examples


By Randall Munroe CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons

Updated to MLA 8th Edition.  

Books

With One Author

Last-Name, First-Name. Work Title. Edited by Editor’s Name, Translated by Translator’s Name, Version, Publisher, Date Published.

With Two or Three Authors

Last-Name, First-Name, First-Name Last-Name, and First-Name Last-Name. Work Title. Edited by Editor’s Name, Translated by Translator’s Name, Version, Publisher, Date Published.

With More Than Three Authors

Last-Name, First-Name, et al. Work Title. Edited by Editor’s Name, Translated by Translator’s Name, Version, Publisher, Date Published.

With No Author

Work Title. Edited by Editor’s Name, Translated by Translator’s Name, Version, Publisher, Date Published.

Online Book

Last-Name, First-Name. Work Title. Edited by Editor’s Name, Translated by Translator’s Name, Version, Publisher, Date Published, DOI or Permalink.

Newspaper, Magazine, or Journal Article

Last-Name, First-Name. “Article Title,” Newspaper, Magazine, or Journal Title, Volume Number, Issue Number, Publisher, Date Published, Page Number. DOI or Permalink.

Online Periodical

Last-Name, First-Name. “Article Title” Periodical Title, Volume Number, Issue Number, Publisher, Date Published, Page Number, DOI or Permalink.

Web Article

Last-Name, First-Name. “Article Title.” Web Site Title, Publisher, Date Posted, DOI or Permalink.

Movie

Movie Title. Written by Writers, Directed by Director, Distributing Company, Release Date.

TV Episode

 “Episode Title.” TV Show Title, Written by Writer, Season Number, Episode Number, Network, Original Air Date.

Government Document

Authoring Governmental Agency. Document Title. Publishing Governmental Agency, Date Published, Page Number, DOI or Permalink.

More information about how to format citations in the MLA 8th Edition

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In Text Citations

In-text citations for print sources with known author

If you mention the author's name in the text:
(page#).

If you don't mention the author's name in the text:
(Author's last name page#).

In-text citations for print sources by a corporate author

(Organization page#).

In-text citations for print sources with no known author

Use a shortened title of the work in  quotation marks (article) or italics (longer works) and the page number.

("Title of article" page#).

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