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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.

Grab a Citation

COM Library databases will help you cite your articles, books or eBooks, but the quickest and easiest way to get your citation is to export directly to EasyBib from the database.

Watch this video for a quick overiew of how to grab a citiaon and tweak it (2:43).

America's News

1. Access Cite above the article and click APA or MLA to get the citation in the style of your choice.

Cite

2. A blue bar will with your citation. Grab it and copy it into your paper. 

Cite

Change It Tips MLA:

  1. After pasting the citation in your paper, create a hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
  2. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
  3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.
  4. Change all upper case Words to lower case with beginning letter upper case.

It Should Look Like: MLA

Gonzalez, Christopher Smith. "Prof who started COM Cinco de Mayo

celebration to retire." Galveston County Daily News, The (TX) 4 May,

2014, News: NewsBank. Web. 6 Aug. 2014.

Change It Tips APA:

  1. After pasting the citation in your paper, create a hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
  2. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
  3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.
  4. Change all upper case Words to lower case with beginning letter upper case.

It Should Look Like: APA

Smith Gonzalez, C. (2014, May 4). Prof who started COM Cinco de Mayo

celebration to retire. Galveston County Daily News, The (TX) n.pag.

Retrieved August 6, 2014, from NewsBank on-line database

(America's News)

CQ Researcher

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CQ Researcher will help you cite any article you find in the database. Here's how:

 1. Find the CiteNow! option at the top of the article and click on it:

CiteNow!

 

2. A pop-up window will come up. By default, the style is APA style, Change it to MLA style to see the citation in MLA style. 

Select MLA Style

 

3. Now you have an MLA Style citation! There are just a few things to change to make it perfect

MLA

Change It Tips MLA:

  1. After pasting the citation in your paper, create a hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
  2. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
  3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.

It Should Look Like:

Clemmitt, Marcia. "Social Media Explosion." CQ Researcher 25 Jan. 2013:

81-104. Web. 12 July 2013.

ebrary eBook

To gab a citation for an ebrary eBook:

  1. Click on the book from the result list.
  2. On the book detail page, select Cite Book.
  3. The citation window will pop up and you can grab you citation in APA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard or MLA format.

Change It Tips

  1. After pasting the citation in your paper, create a hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
  2. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
  3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.

It Should Look Like APA:

Halpern, P. (2015). Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat : How

Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create

a Unified Theory of Physics. Boulder, US: Basic Books.

Retrieved from http://www.ebrary.com

It Should Look Like MLA:

Halpern, Paul. Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat : How

Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create

a Unified Theory of Physics. Boulder, US: Basic Books, 2015.

ProQuest ebrary. Web. 6 July 2016.

EBSCO Articles or eBooks

EBSCO

EBSCOhost has a great citation tool you can use to cite your articles. Here's how:

  1. Perform a search in any EBSCOhost database.
  2. Click on the title of any article or eBook from your list that you want to cite.
  3. Click on the Cite icon on the right side of the item page:
  4. Citation Format will appear above the article or eBook cited in multiple formats. MLA style is the second to last listed.
  5. Copy the citation and paste into your works cited page.

Citation Format

      Change It Tips

      1. After pasting the citation in your paper, create a hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
      2. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
      3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.
      4. If entire words in the citation are capitalized, change it so that only first letters are capitalized.

      Articles Should Look Like

      Amy R. Reitz, et al. "An Exploratory Study Of College Students'

      Fanning Behavior On Facebook." College Student

      Journal 45.3 (2011): 601-616. Academic Search

      Complete. Web. 7 Feb. 2012.

        eBooks Should Look Like

        Gauld, Malcolm. College Success Guaranteed : 5 Rules To

        Make It Happen. Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011.

        eBook Collection(ebscohost). Web. 7 Feb. 2012.

        Gale Databases

        Every Gale article has an MLA citation available at the bottom of the page. Just scroll down until you see it:

         

         Gale Citation

        Change It Tips

        1. After pasting the citation in your paper, create a hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
        2. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
        3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.

        It Should Look Like:

        Berman, Lauren. “Dragons and serpents in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter

        Series: are they evil?”  Mythlore 27.1 (2008): 45. Literature Resource

        Center.  Web. 17 Aug. 2009

        GVRL eBooks

        In GVRL you can find an MLA style citation at the bottom of eBook content. You can also generate a citation in APA or MLA format. Here's how:

        1. While viewing eBook content or from your Saved Articles list, click Citation Tools on the article toolbar.
        2. The Generate a Citation window will pop up. Click on APA or MLA.
        3. Click the Save button.
        4. A browser window will pop up to save or open the formatted citation(s). You can open it for immediate viewing and copy and paste into your works cited page.

        Generate

        MLA from the eBok page under Source Citation   (MLA 7th Edition) or MLA Genrated Citation 

        "Action and Adventure Films." Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film. Ed. Barry Keith Grant. Vol. 1. New York: Schirmer Reference, 2007. 27-35. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 31 Jan. 2013.

        Document URL
        http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CCX2587600011&v=2.1&u=txshracd2496&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w

        Change It Tips

        1. After pasting the citation in your paper, create a hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
        2. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
        3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.
        4. Delete the URL (unless your instructor asked you to inlcude).
        It Should Look LIke:

        "Action and Adventure Films." Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film. Ed. Barry

        Keith Grant. Vol. 1. New York: Schirmer Reference, 2007. 27-35. Gale

        Virtual Reference Library. Web. 31 Jan. 2013.

        APA Genreated CIation
        Action and Adventure Films. (2007). In B. K. Grant (Ed.), Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film (Vol. 1, pp. 27-35). New York: Schirmer Reference. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CCX2587600011&v=2.1&u=txshracd2496&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w
        Change It Tips
        1. After pasting the citation in your paper, create a  hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
        2. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
        3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.

        It Should Look Like:

        Action and Adventure Films. (2007). In B. K. Grant (Ed.), Schirmer

        Encyclopedia of Film (Vol. 1, pp. 27-35). New York: Schirmer

        Reference. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com

        /ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CCX2587600011&v=2.1&u=txshracd2496&

        it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w

        Issues & Controversies

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        At the top of every article is a citation icon that you can click on to get a Chicago or MLA style citation, MLA is the default. Alternatively, you can scroll down to the bottom of the article to grab our citation.

        Cite

        Change It Tips

        1. After pasting the citation in your paper, create a hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
        2. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
        3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.
        4. Delete the URL (unless your instructor asked you to inlcude).

        It Should Look Like

        "Genetic Testing." Issues & Controversies On File: n. pag. Issues

        & Controversies. 4 Aug. 2006. Web. 11 Aug. 2014.

        The Quickest Way to Get Citations

        Exporting citations from a database into EasyBib is the quickest and easiest way to get your citations. Once you are signed up, you can get EasyBib to:

        • Save your sources Automatically
        • Generate citations for our sources
        • Automatically convert from one citation style to another
        • Automatically generate your bibliography, works cited or references page
        • Automatically generate your title page in APA, Chicago/Turabian and MLA styles
        • Automatically generate a parenthetical (in text) citation for APA and MLA styles.

        How you export from a database is very easy, but varies by database. Get step by step instructions below.

        Opposing Viewpoints

        Cite

        To get a citation in Opposing Viewpoints:

        1. Click Citation Tools on the top right side of the article page.

        2. Copy the MLA citation from the pop up window and paste it into your paper. You will not need the Document URL unless your instructor specifically request s it. See the change it tips, below, to make it just right.

        Citation

        Change It Tips

        1. After pasting the citation in your paper, create a hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
        2. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
        3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.

        It Should Look Like:

        Steinfels, Margaret O'Brien. "Unfriendly skies: have we learned to stop

        worrying and love the drone?" Commonweal 140.8 (2013): 6.

        Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 31 July 2014.

        ProQuest Research Library & SciTech Premium Collection

        These instructions work for all ProQuest Research Library databases as well as the SciTech Premium Collection.

        1. Click Cite on the right side of your article page:

        Cite

        2. By default, APA comes up in the pop up window. To change to MLA style, click on the pull down menu and hit Change. Copy the citation and paste it into your paper. See the change it tips, below, to make it just right.

        Cite

        Change It Tips

        1. After pasting the citation in your paper, create a hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
        2. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
        3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.

        It Should Look Like:

        Corthell, Ronald. "John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine." JEGP.

        Journal of English and Germanic Philology 100.2 (2001): 280-2.

        ProQuest.Web. 22 Sep. 2014.

        Science in Context

        To get a citation:

        1. Click Citation Tools at the top right of the page under Tools.

        Cite Tool

        2. Copy the MLA style citation from the pop up window and paste it into your paper. See the change it tips, below, to make it just right.

        Citation

        Change It Tips

        1. After pasting the citation in your paper, create a hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
        2. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
        3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.

        It Should Look Like:

        Sumner, Thomas. "Impacts probably stifled early life: giant asteroids hit Earth

        until about 4.3 billion years ago." Science News 23 Aug. 2014: 13.

        Science in Context. Web. 6 Sept. 2014.

        WorldCat

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        Get citations for COM library print books, eBooks and media from WorldCat. Here's how:

        1. Click on the title of your book.
        2. Click on Cite record.
        3. Click on your style to get the citation from the pop up window. Note: You may need to tweak the formatting a bit. Check the Grab a Citation tab in the Cite APA or MLA Style Guides.

        Change It Tips

        1. After pasting the citation in your paper, create a hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
        2. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
        3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.

        It Should Look Like: MLA

        Isaacson, Walter. Steve Jobs. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011. Print.

         

        It Should Look Like: APA

        Isaacson, W. (2011). Steve Jobs. New York: Simon & Schuster.