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MLA: Essay

How to Cite an Essay Online in MLA

This is similar to a chapter in a book or anthology. Cite the author of the essay, the name of the essay, the name of the collection, the editor of the collection, the publication information, and the page number(s) of the essay.

Structure:

Last, First M. "Essay Title." Book/Anthology, Ed. First M. Last. City: Publisher, Year Published. Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Examples:

Gupta, Sanjay. "Balancing and Checking." Essays on Modern Democracy. Ed. Bob Towsky. Hinsdale: Brook Stone Publishers, 1996.

Frisch, Michael H. "The Memory of History." Presenting the Past Essays on History and the Public. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1986. 5. Print