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Can you provide me with examples of a bibliographic style using MLA (i.e., how to reference a book, encyclopedia article, newspaper, magazine, or journal article, book review, film, movie, & Internet sources)? Thanks.

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This solution provides an example of a bibliography written in MLA style including most the the different types of references. It also provides an excellent link for other information about MLA style. Last updated July 20, 2009.

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Last updated July 20, 2009.

Common Bibliographic Style


This bibliographic style follows the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 5th edition, written by Joseph Gibaldi and published in 1999 in New York by the Modern Language Association of America.


Author Last Name, Author First Name. Book Title. Publication Location: Publisher, Publication Year.

Encyclopedia article

"Article Title," Encyclopedia Name. Edition. Year ed.

Newspaper, magazine, or journal article

Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Article Title" Publication Title Publication Date: page numbers.

Book review

Reviewer Last Name, Reviewer First Name. Rev. of Book Title by Book Author First and Last Name. Publication Location: Publisher, Publication Year.

Film, movie

Movie Title. Dir. Director First and Last Name. Studio or Distributor, Movie Release Date.

Internet source

Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Article or Page Title." Site Name. Institution or organization affiliated with the site. <URL>.


Works Cited, References, or Bibliography Sample Page (see http://www.aresearchguide.com/10works.html for better formatting):

Works Cited

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