This guide is based upon the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th ed. and gives schosen citation examples for common kinds of resources. For more thorough information please consult the print variation of the handbook easily accessible at the steustatiushistory.orgrary.

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The 8th edition of the MLA Handbook does not list specific rules on exactly how to cite a DVD, a book, a journal short article, etc., yet rather outlines a universal set of basic guidelines of citation and documentation that have the right to be applied to any type of source kind, consisting of indirect resources. These are the guidelines we followed to construct the complying with examples for you.
Instraight sources

Parenthetical (in-text)

As Marcel Proust reminisced: "There are possibly no days of our childhood we lived so completely as those . . . we spent via a favourite book (qtd. in Wolf, 6).1

Works cited

Wolf, Maryanne. Proust and also the Squid: The Story of the Reading Brain. Harper, 2007.


Whenever before feasible, take material from the original source, fairly than citing an instraight source (p. 124, 3.4)

If the original resource is not available, cite the indirect (secondary) source, i.e. the one you have in hand ("Wolf")

"qtd." represents "quoted."

You might document the original source ("Proust") in a footnote; provide a number for a footnote (p. 124, 3.4), e.g.: 1See Marcel Proust, On Reading (New York: Macmillan, 1971), 3, qtd. in Wolf, 6.

If you develop a footnote for the original resource, you will certainly also need to create an entry for the original resource in the list of Works Cited.

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