This guide highlights essential library resources for studying architecture.

In Text Citations

MLA uses in text citations when quoting or paraphrasing someone's word. There are two ways you can format this. Either:

Name the author in the quotation and then just add the page number in brackets at the end. 

Julia Gatley notes that the Modernist esthetic of the Berhampore State Flats
showed New Zealand architecture was coming under the influence of the
International Style (53).

Or you can simply have the quotation with no author and have the author and page number in brackets at the end.

Although Wagner was celebrated for his Florentine and Renaissance architectural
work, his style changed dramatically at the same time that he was appointed as
professor of Architecture at the Academy of Vienna (Giedion 2).

Works cited list


An alphabetized list  of works you have used in your assignment gives  publication information on each of the sources you have cited, 

  • List should be arranged by last name of the author. 
  • Indenting: Do not indent the first line of the reference but indent any others for the same reference. 

Here are some examples of the most common reference types. 


Author "Title of Source" Publisher, Publication date, 

Mclean, Gavin. Wellington. The first years of European settlement 1840-1850. Penguin,2000. 

Journal Articles- Print

Author, "Title of Source".Title of container,Number, Publisher, Publication date, Location

McCarthy, Christine. " Before the Rain: Humid architecture. International Journal of Heritage Studies. Vol6.no3, Aug 2003, pp. 330-38.

Journal article- Online

Author, "Title of Source".Title of container,Number, Publisher, Publication date, Location. Title of container. Location.

McCarthy, Christine. "Before the Rain: Humid architecture." International Journal of Heritage Studies, vol. 6, no. 3, Aug. 2003. Sage Journals , doi:10.1177/1206331203251817.

Author. "Title of Source:". Title of container, Other contributors, Publisher, Publication date, Location (web address)

Gatley, Julia. "Story: Domestic architecture." Te Ara: The encyclopedia of New Zealand, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, edited by Jock Phillips, 2014,