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Cite MLA Style 7th Edition

MLA style according to the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers from the Modern Language Association.

Print Magazines & Journals

Publications that appear at regular intervals like newspapers, magazines and journals are periodical publications.

The Basics

Author's name. "Title of the Article." Periodical title. Series number or name if available. Volume number if available. Issue number if available. Date of publication [for a scholarly journal, the year; for other periodicals, the day, month, and year, as available]: inclusive page numbers. Print.

Example for Print Magazine

Miners, Zach. "Twitter Takes a Trip to College." U.S. News & World Report

146.8 Aug.2009: 56-57. Print.

Example for Print Scholarly Journal

Butler, Judith. “Critique, Dissent, Disciplinarity.” Critical Inquiry 35.4 (2009):


Print Books

How to cite Nonperiodical print publications such as Books and pamphlets.

The Basics

Author's name. Title of the book. Place of publication: publisher, date of publication.

Example for Books

Walsh, Aaron E. Java for Dummies. Southlake, TX: IDG Books Worldwide,

Inc., 1996. Print.