MLA Hierarchy of Data in Works Cited Entries

Components of a Book entry in order of arrangement.
    1.  Name(s) of Author(s) (or Editor(s) if Author is unidentified).

    2.  "Title of a part of the book (short story, article, essay, section, chapter, etc.)."

    3.  Title of the Book.

    4.  Name(s) of Editor(s), Translator(s), &/or Compiler(s).

    5.  Edition (if other than the first).

    6.  Volume number(s) (if not citing the entire set) or Number of volumes (if citing the entire set).

    7.  Name of the series (if it is a book in a series) and series number.

    8.  City of publication:

    9.  Publisher,

    10.  Date of publication.

    11.  Page number(s) (if citing a part of the book, such as a short story, article, essay, etc.).

    12.  Medium (Print).

    Examples

    A basic entry for a book with an editor, in an edition other than the first:

    Llanas, Peter. Fun With English. Ed. Tom Gonzalez. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: National UP, 2004. Print.

    An essay (section) from a single volume of the fifth edition of a multivolume work:

    Smith, John, and Mary Brown. "College and You." Success Through Education. Ed. Tom Gonzalez. 5th ed. Vol. 4. Boston: Americana, 1997. 245-272. Print.

    The entire multivolume work:

    Gonzalez, Tom, ed. Success Through Education. 5th ed. 5 vols. Boston: Americana, 1997. Print.

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Components of an entry for an Article in a periodical in order of arrangement.
    1.  Name(s) of Author(s).

    2.  "Title of article."

    3.  Title of the Periodical.

    4.  Name or number of the series (if relevant).

    5.  Volume number (if periodical is a scholarly journal)

    6.  Issue number (if needed)

    7.  (Year of publication):

    8.  Page number(s).

    9.  Medium (Print).

    Examples

    An article in a scholarly journal paginated by issue:

    Bohnam, Bill, and David Allen. "Freshman Blues: Addressing Depression in Post-Secondary Education." College Education Quarterly. 19.7 (1999): 36-53. Print.

    An article in a scholarly journal paginated by annual volume:

    Bohnam, Bill, and David Allen. "Freshman Blues: Addressing Depression in Post-Secondary Education." College Education Quarterly. 19 (1999): 253-77. Print.

    An article in a scholarly journal that uses only issue numbers; no volume numbers:

    Bohnam, Bill, and David Allen. "Freshman Blues: Addressing Depression in Post-Secondary Education." College Education Quarterly. 7 (1999): 36-53. Print.

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Components of an Electronic Source (Website) entry in order of arrangement.
    1.  Name(s) of Author(s).

    2.  "Title of article or part of the site."

    3.  Title of the Site.

    4.  Version or edition.

    5.  Name of the organization publishing or sponsoring the site,

    6.  Date of publication, latest revision, or posting (type n.d. in no date is available).

    7.  Medium (Web).

    8.  Date of your access.

    Example

    This webpage:

    Massengill, J. "MLA Hierarchy of Data in Works Cited Entries." English 1302. Coastal Bend College, 20 Jan. 2010. Web. 25 Mar. 2010.

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Components of an entry for an Article from a database in order of arrangement.
    1.  Name(s) of Author(s).

    2.  "Title of article."

    3.  Title of the Periodical.

    4.  Name or number of the series (if relevant).

    5.  Volume number (if periodical is a scholarly journal)

    6.  Issue number (if needed)

    7.  (Year of publication):

    8.  Page number(s) or n. pag. if pages are not numbered.

    9.  Title of the database.

    10.  Medium (Web).

    11.  Date of your access.

    Example

    An article from a database:

    Bohnam, Bill, and David Allen. "Freshman Blues: Addressing Depression in Post-Secondary Education." College Education Quarterly. 19.7 (1999): 36-53. Academic Search Premier. Web. 25 Mar. 2010.

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