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Style Guides: MLA PRINT


MLA Style (Print Sources)

Based on MLA Handbook of Writers of Research Papers 7th ed.


MLA format requires that all references be double-spaced.  Use 12-pt. Times New Roman.


Book - Single to Three Authors

Bernstein, Theodore. The Careful Writer: A Modern Guide to English Usage. New York: Atheneum, 1977. Print.

Strunk, William, and E.B. White. The Elements of Style. 3rd ed. New York: Macmillan, 1979. Print.

Baum, Andrew, Tracey A. Revenson, and Jerome E. Singer. Handbook of Health Psychology. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence

     Erlbaum, 2001. Print.


Book - More than Three Authors

Bull, Henry, et al. The Near East. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print.


Book - Corporate author

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder: DSM-IV. Washington, DC:

     American Psychiatric Association, 1994. Print.


Book Chapter

Auerbach, Erich. "Scar of Odysseus." Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature. Trans.

     Willard R. Trask. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1953: 3-23. Print.


Encyclopedia Article

Brislin, Richard W. "Cross-Cultural Psychology." Encyclopedia of Psychology.  2nd ed. Ed. Raymond J. Corsini.

     New York: Wiley, 1984. Print.


Reference Book Article

"Graham, Martha. "Who's Who of American Women. 13th ed. 1983-84. Print.


Journal Article

Lyon, George Ella. "Contemporary Appalachian Poetry: Sources and Directions." Kentucky Review  2.2 (1981):

     3-22. Print.


Magazine Article

Begley, Sharon. "A Healthy Dose of Laughter." Newsweek 4 Oct. 1982: 74-75. Print.


Newspaper Article

Collins, Glenn. "Single-Father Survey Finds Adjustment a Problem." New York Times 21 Nov. 1983, late ed.: B17. Print.