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ENG 101 - Countries Compare and Contrast (Grigg)

5. Citing Your Sources in MLA Format

How to Cite Part of a Book

Format: Author(s). "Title of Part." Title of Book in Italics, edited by Editor, edition, vol. #, Publisher, Year, page number(s). Database Name in Italics (if electronic).

Example: Fallows, James. “Throwing Like a Girl.” The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings and Handbook, 5th ed., W. W. Norton, 2019, pp. 137-41.


How to Cite a Journal Article from a Database

Format: Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, vol. #, no. #, Date of Publication, page number(s). Database Name (if electronic).

Example: Bhaumik, Sanjukta and Sudhansubala Sahu. "My Motherhood, My Way: A Sociological Study of Contemporary Employed Mothers in Kolkata."  Journal of International Women's Studies, vol. 22, no. 6, July 2021, pp. 66+. Gale in Context: Global Issues.


How to Cite Information from CultureGrams

Format: "Title of Article." Database Name, Publisher, Date of Publication.

​Example (Whole Section): "Kenya." CultureGrams Online Edition, ProQuest, 2019.

Example (Specific Page): "Kenya: Family." CultureGrams Online Edition, ProQuest, 2019.

Example (Image): "Kibera Slums." CultureGrams Online Edition, ProQuest, 2010.

Multiple Works with the Same Title

A note for in-text citations:  If you have multiple articles on your Works Cited page with no authors that also have the same titles, use the next part of the citation to differentiate the sources in-text. This could be the database name or the name of the book or encyclopedia (or journal or website) that your article came from. You can shorten longer titles as long as it's clear which citation on your works cited page the in-text is referring to. See the examples below:


​Works Cited 1: "China." CultureGrams, ProQuest, 2018.

​Works Cited 2: "China." Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, edited by M.S. Hill, 14th ed., vol. 4, Gale, 2017, pp.143-180. Gale in Context Global Issues.                               

​In-Text 1: ("China," CultureGrams).

​In-Text 2: ("China," Worldmark Encyclopedia).

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