Referencing Styles: MLA

This is intended to be a general guide to referencing. Please consult your student handbook for specific information about the referencing system required by your course.

Modern Languages Association (MLA)

This guide will look at how you would reference the following journal article using Modern Languages Association (MLA) referencing style:

  • Title: Study Looks at Online Learning vs. Traditional Instruction,
  • Author: Angiello, Roanne,
  • Journal: Education Digest,
  • Publication date: Oct 2010,
  • Volume and Issue number: Vol. 76 Issue 2,
  • Page Number: 56-59

In the body of the text after quoting or summarising the author and the page number and given in brackets. Full details of the works referred to are provided in a separate bibliography at the end of the work.

Example of in text reference
(Angiello, p56)
Example of reference in Bibliography
Angiello, Roanne. "Study looks at Online Learning Vs Traditional Instruction." Education Digest 76, 2 (2010):56-59. Academic Search Complete. Web. 25 April 2012

Please Note: if the reference is from a database, the MLA requires you to say which database and the date of access.