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Generate MLA citations for Chapter / Anthologies

In print
Website
Online database
Published originally in this book (most common)
Reprinted from another book
Chapter / essay / poem / short story
Novel / source published independently

First

MI / Middle

Last / corp.

Suffix

+ Add another contributor
No additional publication information.
In print publication info

Vol.

Edition

Series

Publisher

City

Year

Start

End

Pages are nonconsecutive
Website publication info
Yes  No

Leave out the URL unless the source cannot be located without it.

Day

Month

Year

Day

Month

Year

Today
Online database publication info

Database

Day

Month

Year

Today

Note: MLA 7 says to leave out the URL unless the source
cannot be located without it or if instructor requires it.

Yes  No

Leave out the URL unless the source cannot be located without it.

Reprint publication info

Year

Form Glossary

Annotation

Extra notes about a source you are citing. Usually gives a brief summary and/or your thoughts about the source.

Date Accessed

When (month, day, year) the source was accessed or reviewed online.

Electronically Published

The month, day, and year a content piece was published electronically (as opposed to in print). Depending on the webpage, it may or may not be shown.

Place of Publication

Where the publisher of the source is. Usually refers to a city, state, or country.

Publisher/Sponsor

Person or entity that supported the publishing or distribution of a work. For example, the publishing company of a book.

Suffix

Indicators at the end of a name that tell us more about a person. This includes Jr., Esq., PhD, etc.

Title

This is the name of the source. If no name exists, some citations ask for a description.

URL

Web address for a page on the internet. http://www.bibme.org/ is an example of a URL.

Medium

Manner or way a work was communicated or distributed. A few examples are:
  • E-book: Other - PDF, Powerpoint, MP4, etc.
  • Painting/Artwork - Oil on canvas, Lithograph on paper, Glass, etc.

Contributor

An individual or group that contributed to the creation of the content you are citing. A translator, editor, producer, and inventor are a few examples.

Author

Individual who created a work such as a book, digital image, article, blog, comic, podcast, play, poem, script, etc.