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MLA Citation Guide

Missing Information?


Author is missing:  move the title into the author’s position and follow the rest of the citation in the correct order.  

Example: "Where Angels no Longer Fear to Tread." Economist, 22 Mar. 2008, pp. 89-92.


Date is missing: skip this step. If you are citing an online resource, add the date you accessed the resource at the end of citation (e.g. Accessed 20 Aug 2017).

Example: Clear, James. "Procrastination: A Scientific Guide on How to Stop Procrastinating". James Clear, http://jamesclear.com/procrastination. Accessed 6 Jun 2017.


Place of Publication is Missing: If you used a local newspaper, add the city of publication in square brackets 

Example: Daily Herald Tribune [Grande Prairie].


Publisher is Missing: omit this information from entry.

Example: Lapointe, Annette. Stolen. 2006.


Page numbers are missing: skip this step and continue in a regular manner.

Example: McEvoy, Dermot. “Little Books, Big Success.” Publishers Weekly, 30 Oct. 2006. 

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