There are two editions of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers: MLA 7th and MLA 8th editions. Please check with your instructor regarding which edition you are to use.
For MLA 7th Edition: Use this research guide.
FOR MLA 8th Edition: Please refer to the OWL Purdue website.
Below are sample citations for the most common print resources, based on the 7thedition. Please refer to the M L A Handbook for Writers of Research Papers for clarification or additional information about citing other resources.
Jenkins, Henry. Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers: Exploring Participatory Culture.
New York: New York UP, 2006. Print.
Book by Nongovernmental Agency
Institute of Medicine. Hidden Costs, Value Lost: Uninsurance in America.
Washington: Natl. Acad., 2003. Print.
Second or Subsequent Editions of a Book
Kim, Hesook S., and Ingrid Kollak, eds. Nursing Theories: Conceptual &
Philosophical Foundations. 2nd ed. New York: Springer, 2006. Print.
Chapter of an Edited Book
Smith, Tara. "No Tributes to Caesar: Good or Evil in Atlas Shrugged." Essays on
Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Ed. Robert Mayhew. Lanham:
Rowman, 2009. 275-98. Print.
Knutson, John F., Christina R. Johnson, and Patricia M. Sullivan. "Disciplinary
Choices of Mothers of Deaf Children and Mothers of Normally Hearing
Children." Child Abuse & Neglect, 28.9 (2004): 925-37. Print.
Grunwald, Michael, and Michael Scherer. "The Main Streeters vs. the Wall
Streeters." Time 10 Feb. 2010: 30-31. Print.
Kritz, Francesca L. "Asthma Study Cites Misuse of Inhalers." Washington
Post 14 Jul. 2009: HE06. Print.
If the newspaper article has a page with a section letter, such as D1, include the section letter as part of the page number. If the article if in a section that is numbered and/or in a specific edition, include the name of the edition and/or the section number after the date and before the page number -- example: 26 Sept. 2010, late ed., sec. 4: 8. Note the edition comes first if you also have a section number.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
United States. Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.
"Librarians." Occupational Outlook Handbook. 2010-2011 ed.
Washington, D.C.: GPO, 2010. 270-273. Print.