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MLA Example Citations - Books and Media

MLA Example Citations: Books and Media

General Format

AuthorLastname, Firstname (followed by any other part of the name listed).  Book title. Publisher, Date.

 

Books with 1 author:

Bontemps, Arna. Free at Last: the Life of Frederick Douglass. Dodd, Mead & Company, 1971.

​​Washington, Booker T. Frederick Douglass. Greenwood, 1969.

 

Book with 2 or more authors:

Heywood, Linda Marinda, et al., editors. African Americans in US Foreign Policy: from the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama. University of Illinois Press, 2015.

 

Chapter or section from a book:

Martin, Waldo E. “Frederick Douglass: Humanist as Race Leader.” Black Leaders of the Nineteenth Century, edited by Leon Litwack and August Meier, Univ. of Illinois Press, Urbana, Ill., 1991, pp. 59–86.

 

Ebooks from a database:

Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1999. EBook Collection, silk.library.umass.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=56521&site=eds-live&scope=site.

Douglass, Frederick. My Bondage and My Freedom. Arno Press, 1968. Ebook Central, ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/nscc-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3314416.

 

Ebook from a website:

Douglass, Frederick. “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Written by Himself.” Documenting the American South, University of North Carolina, 1999, docsouth.unc.edu/neh/douglass/douglass.html.

 

Article from a reference book:

“Douglass, Frederick 1818–1895.” Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, Gale, Farmington, MI, 2013. Credo Reference, proxy6.noblenet.org/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/galerace/douglass_frederick_1818_1895/0.

 

Video from a database:

Presenting Mr. Frederick Douglass: The Lesson of the Hour. Films Media Group, 1994, fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=97330&xtid=4930.

MLA Example Citations - Periodicals

MLA Example Citations: Periodicals

General Format

AuthorLastname, Firstname (followed by any other part of the name listed). "Article Title."  Periodical Title. Volume, Issue number, Date, page numbers. URL.

 

Journal articles with 1 author:

Kohn, Margaret. “Frederick Douglass's Master-Slave Dialectic.” Journal of Politics, vol. 67, no. 2, 2005, pp. 497–514., JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/343300.

MacKethan, Lucinda H. “From Fugitive Slave to Man of Letters: The Conversion of Frederick Douglass.” Journal of Narrative Technique, edited by Russel Whitaker, vol. 16, no. 1, 1986, pp. 55–71. Literature Resource Center, libraries.state.ma.us/login?gwurl=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=GLS&sw=w&u=mlin_n_danvers&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE|H1420058750&asid=2bf27784b92976af56afa0725a9a6f9c.

 

Journal article with 2 or more authors:

Axelrod, J. B. C., and Rise B. Axelrod. “Reading Frederick Douglass through Foucault's Panoptic Lens: A Proposal for Teaching Close Reading.” Pacific Coast Philology  Vol. 39, 2004, pp. 112–127. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/25474159.

Leverenz, David, and Barbara Foley. “The Documentary Mode in Black Literature.” PMLA, vol. 96, no. 1, 1981, pp. 105–107. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/462008.

 

Newspaper articles:

Blow, Charles M. “A Lesson in Black History.” The New York Times, June 2017, p. A21(L). The New York Times, libraries.state.ma.us/login?gwurl=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=SPN.SP24&sw=w&u=mlin_n_danvers&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE|A480173243&asid=8996555886b97c28ba209dddcd0c8880.

Puleo, Stephen. "When Boston Awoke." Boston Globe, Apr 11, 2010, pp. C.1, Boston Globe, https://search.proquest.com/docview/404747049?accountid=34857.

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