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The MLA Style in Bibliography. MLA=The Modern Language Association of America. Southern College Library 18 th November 2005. Contents. Book Magazine and Newspaper. WWW Resources. Double spacing. Indent 5 spaces. Book Entries.

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the mla style in bibliography

The MLA Style in Bibliography

MLA=The Modern Language Association of America.

Southern College Library

18th November 2005

  • Book
  • Magazine and Newspaper
  • WWW Resources
book entries

Double spacing

Indent 5 spaces

Book Entries

Author's last name, first name."Title of a part of the book."Title of the book.Name of the editor, translator, orcompiler.Number of the edition used.Number(s) of the volume(s) used.Name of theseries.Place of publication:name of publisher,date of publication.Page numbers.

single author
Single Author

Martin, Emily.The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction. Boston: Beacon,


Wilson, T. S.Civilizing the Machine: Technology and Republican Values in America 1776-1900. New York: Penguin, 1976.

two or three authors
Two or Three Authors

Eggins, Suzanne, and Diane Slade.The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction. Boston: Beacon Press, 1992.

Grossberg, Lawrence, Cary Nelson, and Paula A. Treichler.Cultural Studies. New York: Routeledge, 1992.  

more than three authors
More than three Authors

Hall, Stuart, et al.Policing the Crisis. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1979.

et al. -- and others


Corporate Author

U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.Boating Skills and Seamanship. Washington: Coast Guard Auxiliary National Board, 1997.

edited collection
Edited Collection

Durant, Will, and Ariel Durant, eds.The Age of Voltaira. New York: Simon, 1977.

Fee, Elizabeth, ed.AIDS: The Burdens of History. Berkeley: U of California P, 1988.

ed. – editor

eds. -- editors


Book with an Editor and Author

Britton, James. Prospect and Retrospect. Ed. Gordon Pradl. Upper Montclair: Boynton, 1982.

Ed. -- edited by


Revised edition of a book

Hayakawa, S. I. Language in Thought andAction. 4th ed. New York: Harcourt, 1978.


Book in more than one volume

Waldrep, Tom, ed. Writers on Writing. 2 vols. New York: Random, 1985-88.


One volume of a multivolume book

Waldrep, Tom, ed. Writers on Writing, Vol. 2. New York: Random, 1988.


Article in a reference book

Hendrickson, Harvey S. “Accounting.”Encyclopedia of Business and Finance. New

York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2001.

magazine and newspaper articles

Double spacing

Indent 5 spaces

Magazine and Newspaper articles

Author(s).“Article Title.”Publication Titledate of publication:inclusive page numbers.


Article in a monthly or bimonthly magazine

Chandler, Clay. “Japan Back from the Dead?” Fortune

Dec. 2004: 67-69.


December 20, 2004/ No. 22

Page number


  • Monthly Magazine

Article in a weekly magazine

Weinberger, Caspar W. “Diplomatic Maneuvering

with Liars.” Forbes Global 3 March 2004: 9.


March 3rd, 2004

Page number


  • Biweekly Magazine

Article in a daily newspaper

Ooi Tee Ching. “Gamuda Expects RM1.5b

Projects.” New Street Times 13 Jan. 2005,

Business Times: B1+.


Article in a daily newspaper

Fernamdez, Johan. “M’sia Climbs Up Economic

Freedom Index.” Star 25 Jan. 2005, StarBiz: 6.

journal articles
Journal Articles

Author(s).“Article Titles.”Journal Title volume number(year of publication):

inclusive page numbers.


Article in a journal with Continuous Pagination

Bol, Peter K. “The Rise of Local History: History, Geography, and Culture in Southern Song and Yuan Wuzhuo.” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 61 (2001): 37-76.

Identify only the volume number.


Volume 61 Number 2

December 2001


E.g., volume 14, issue 2 14.2

volume 10, no. 1 10.1

Article in a journal with Separate pagination

Damon, Frederick H. “What Good are Eelections? An Anthropological Analysis of American

Elections.” Taiwan Journal of Anthropology

1.2 (2003): 39-80.

magazine articles retrieved from database
Magazine articles retrieved from database

Bremmer, Ian. “Are the U.S. and China on a Collision Course?”

Fortune Jan. 2005: 50. Expanded Academic ASAP.

Thomson Gale. Southern College Lib. 1 Feb. 2005.



Journal articles retrieved from database

Sutter, Roberts. “U.S.-China Relations After the Sixteenth

Party Congress: Prospects and Challenges.”Journal

of Asian and African Studies 38.4-5 (2003): 447-65.

Expanded Academic ASAP. Thomson Gale. Southern

College Lib. 1 Feb. 2005.



articles in a reference database
Articles in a Reference database

“Tsunami.”Encyclopedia Britannica Online. 2004.

Encyclopedia Britannica. 1 Feb. 2005



www site home page
WWW site (Home page)

Name of author or creater (if given).Yellow Wall-Paper Site. 1995. U of Taxe. 12 Dec. 1999 <http://>.


Bayramov, Kamal. “Taking on the US Market.”Business Today 4. 9 (2004): 24-25.

Campbell, Joseph. The Hero With a Thousand Faces. Cleveland: Meridian, 1956.

---. The Masks of God. New York: Viking, 1970.

“SARS.”Encyclopedia Britannica Online. 2004. Encyclopedia Britannica. 7 Feb. 2004 <




  • Single Author

(Last name,First name)

  • Two Authors

(Last name,First name,and First nameLast name)

  • Three Authors

(Last name,First name,First nameLast name,and First nameLast name)

  • More than three Authors

(Last name, First name,etal.)


2. Ever first alphabet in the article title must write in capital letter, except a, an, the, preposition (in, on, of, etc.), conjunctions (and, so, yet, etc.).

Eg. “The Degrees of Knowledge”

3. Date accessed

Day Month Year, e.g.,9 Feb. 2004

4. URL