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English1B Loughman: Citations

Research Guide for Professor Loughman's English 1B Online Class

Citing the print reference sources

Articles from the reference books and databases can be complicated to cite.  In many cases, you are creating a citation within a citation within a citation.  For example, your critique may have been originally published in a journal, which is then reprinted in a book, which is then made available online in a database.  In that case, you need to cite the original publication information, as well as the book it was reprinted in, and the library database from which it was accessed.

Check out our MLA Citation for Literary Criticism Guide (7th edition) for more information.

MLA Resources from the Purdue OWL

We recommend using a number of helpful publications from Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab):

MLA Citation Guide (8th edition) - Moorpark College

MLA Quick Sheet from Purdue OWL: Use this page as a quick reference for your basic MLA formatting (7th ed.).

MLA Sample Paper: Includes numerous notes on layout and formatting (8th ed.) 

MLA Formatting: The Basics - Vidcast: Purdue OWL has a short 3 minute video on YouTube which covers using Microsoft Word 2007 for formatting your paper. 



Additional Help with MLA