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MLA 9 - Examples

Book - single author

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Publisher, Year.

Mennel, Barbara. Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires and Gay Cowboys. Columbia University Press, 2012. 

Book - two or more authors

Lastname, Firstname, and Firstname Lastname. Title of Book. Publisher, Year.

Chapter from edited book

AuthorLastname, AuthorFirstname. "Title of Chapter." Title of Book, edited by Firstname Lastname, Publisher, Year, pp.X-X.

Abbott, Stacey. "Taking Back the Night: Dracula's Daughter in New York." Screening the Undead: Vampires and Zombies in Film and

Television, edited by Leon Hunt, Sharon Lockyer, and Milly Williamson, I.B. Tauris, 2019, pp. 38-53.

Academic article

Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Title of Journal, vol. X, no. X, Year, pp. X-X

Donelan, Carol. "Vampires Suck! Twihards Rule!!! Myth and Meaning in the Twilight Saga Franchise." Quarterly Review of Film and Video,

vol. 32, no. 3, 2015, pp. 240-250,

Use Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) for more examples.

Tools and tips

Quick tip

Quotation mark icon used for citation button in the Te Waharoa library searchTry the citation button in Te Waharoa Find your source in the Te Waharoa library search. Select the quotation mark icon and then choose your referencing style. Check the citation details are accurate, then copy the formatted reference.

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