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MLA: Encyclopedia

How to Cite an Encyclopedia in Print in MLA

Be sure to include the name of author (if given), the name of the article, the name of the reference book, the edition, and the year of publication. If the reference book is well known, do not include the publication information.

Structure:

Last, First M., and First M. Last. "Article Title." Encyclopedia Name. City: Publisher, Year Published. Page(s). Print.

Examples:

McGhee, Karen, and George McKay. "Insects." Encyclopedia of Animals. Washington: National Geographic Society, 2007. 170-71. Print

Posner, Rebecca. "Romance Languages." The Encyclopedia Britannica: Macropedia. 15th ed. 1987. Print.

How to Cite an Encyclopedia Online in MLA

Format:

Last, First M., and First M. Last. "Article Title." Encyclopedia Name. City: Publisher, Year Published. Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Examples:

McGhee, Karen, and George McKay. "Insects." Encyclopedia of Animals. Washington: National Geographic Society, 2007. Google Books. Web. 2 Jan. 2010.

Hassler, Warren W. "American Civil War." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica Inc., n.d. Web. 2 Jan. 2013.

How to Cite an Encyclopedia on a Database in MLA

Format:

Last, First M. "Article Title" Encyclopedia Name. Ed. First M. Last. Vol. Volume. City: Publisher, Year Published. Database Name. Web Date Month Year.

Examples:

Holmes, Heather. "Advertising of Food" Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. Ed. Solomon H. Katz. Vol. 1. New York: Scribner's, 2003. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 2 July 2010.

Bunson, Margaret R. "Historical Overview." Encyclopedia on Ancient Egypt. 3rd ed. New York: Infobase, 2012. Xii-Xv. Gale Cengage Catalog. Web. 4 Jan. 2013.

Make sure to:

  • Choose if the source was published directly online or originally in print.
  • Find the date that the article was electronically published.
  • For well-known reference works, it is not necessary to include full publication information.

View our visual citation guide on how to cite an Encyclopedia in MLA format.

MLA: Magazine

How to Cite a Magazine in Print in MLA

The magazine is very similar to the newspaper. Cite the author of the article, the name of the article, name of the magazine, the date published, and the pages referred to.

Structure:

Last, First M. "Article Title." Magazine Title. Date Month Year Published: Page(s). Print.

Examples:

Rothbart, Davy. "How I Caught up with Dad." Men's Health Oct. 2008: 108-13. Print.

Jaeger, Jaclyn. "Social Media Use in the Financial Industry." Compliance Week 1 Aug. 2010: n. pag. Print.

How to Cite a Magazine Online in MLA

Format:

Last, First M. "Article Title." Magazine Title. Date Month Year Published. Website Title Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Examples:

Rothbart, Davy. "How I Caught up with Dad." Men's Health Oct. 2008. Google Books Web. 16 Mar. 2010.

Folger, Tim. "Higgs: What Causes the Weight of the World." Discover Magazine n.d.: n. pag. Web. 2 Jan. 2013.

How to Cite a Magazine on a Database in MLA

Format:

Last, First M. "Article Title." Magazine Title. Date Month Year Published. Database Name Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Example:

"China's Export Prospects: Fear of the Dragon." The Economist 9 Jan. 2010. LexisNexis Academic. Web. 20 Mar. 2010.

How to Cite a Magazine Published Directly Online in MLA

Format:

Last, First M., and First M. Last. "Article Title." Magazine Title. Publisher, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Example:

Nasar, Sylvia, and David Gruber. "Manifold Destiny." The New Yorker Conde Nast Digital, 28 Aug. 2006. Web. 30 Mar. 2010.

Make sure to:

  • Choose if the source was published directly online or originally in print.
  • Only include the URL if the source cannot be found easily.

View our visual citation guide on how to cite a Magazine in MLA format.