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Reglas básicas de citación para recursos comunes (Basic Citation Guidelines for Common Sources)

These are basic guidelines to citing sources for research papers cited page using MLA style. If another type of source are needed, see the MLA style guide in the Reference area of the library (2nd floor) or use one of the links listed on the right.

Book, one author

Basic Format for Books:

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.
       Medium of Publication.


Vonnegut, Kurt. Breakfast of Champions, or Goodbye Blue Monday. Garden City, N.Y.:
          International Collectors Library, 1973. Print.

Book, more than one author

Hockey, Jennifer Lorna, and Allison James. Social Identities Across the Life Course.
          Hampshire, N.Y.: Palgrave MacMillan, 2003. Print.

Scholarly Journal Article

Basic Format for Journal Articles:

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages. Medium of


Dietrich, Eric, and Anthony Gillies. "Consciousness and the Limits of Our Imaginations."
          Synthese 126.3 (2001): 361-381. Print.

Online Journal Article that Also Appears in Print

For scholarly journals that you read online (see below for ones you read through one of the library's subscription databases) but that are also published in print, use the same format as print, but include the word Web and include the access date at the end.


Anielski, Mark. "Are We Happy Yet?" Alternatives Journal 35.6 (2009): 12-16. Web. 4 Dec.

Journal Article in one of the Library's Databases

Add the Database name in italics and the date accessed.


Devault, George. "More Peas, Please." Organic Gardening 47.2 (2000): 58.
        Academic Search Complete. Web. 24 Mar. 2010.

Newspaper Article in Print

Rentschler, Kay. "Magical Morphing Butternut Squash." New York Times 24 Nov.
          2004: 7F. Print.

Newspaper Article in one of the Library's Databases

Martin, Antoinette. "A Home for the Holidays." New York Times 20 Dec. 2009: 5.
        Academic Search Complete
. Web. 24 Mar. 2010.

Entire Website

MLA no longer requires that you give a web address. However, if your professor requires the URL, include it in brackets at the end of a citation. (Example: If no publisher name is listed, use the abbreviation n.p. If no date is given, use n.d.)

Basic Format for Websites:

Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number. Name of
          institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of
          resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.


The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U,
          2008. Web. 23 Apr. 2008.

A Page on a Website

Use the same basic format as entire websites, but include the title of the page after the author/editor (if known).


"MLA 2009 Works Cited: Electronic Resources (Web Publications)." The Purdue OWL
          Family of Sites
. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008.
          Web. 23 Apr. 2008.