Example of how to find pieces of information needed to create an MLA citation for:
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Include as much of the following as possible:
Author. Title of Source. Title of Container, Contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication Date, Location. Date Accessed.
|Part of the Formula||Examples and Explanation|
|Author.||• one author: Last Name, rest of name as presented in the source. (example: Williams, Fred Laurence.)
• two authors: reverse name of first author followed by a comma, then second author’s first name and then last name. (example: Cordell, Barbara, and Jane Buckle.)
• more than two authors: reverse the name of the first author, follow with a comma and et al. (example: Browne, Charlene, et al.)
|Title of Source.||• Put name of source in italics.
• HOWEVER, if citing an article or only part of the source, instead put that title in quotation marks with no italics: “Article Name.”
Title of Container,
|• When the source is part of a larger whole, the larger whole can be thought of as a container (example: a whole book is a container for a book chapter)
• Put the title of the container in italics (if you have cited an article or part of the whole source container)
|Contributors,||Example: edited by,|
|Version,||Example: 7th ed.,|
|Number,||Any numbered sequence. Example: vol. 3, no. 7|
|Publisher,||(however, no publisher is required for articles)|
|Publication date,||date as given on source but following this date style: 28 Jan. 2020,|
• Example of website: www.cnn.com (do not include http:// in the URL)