How to Cite an Essay in MLA

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The guidelines for citing an essay in MLA format are similar to those for citing a chapter in a book. Include the author of the essay, the title of the essay, the name of the collection if the essay belongs to one, the editor of the collection or other contributors, the publication information, and the page number(s).

Citing an Essay

MLA Essay Citation Structure:

Last, First M. “Essay Title.” Collection Title, edited by First M. Last, Publisher, Year Published, page numbers. Website Title, URL.

MLA Essay Citation Example:

Gupta, Sanjay. “Balancing and Checking.” Essays on Modern Democracy, edited by Bob Towsky, Brook Stone Publishers, 1996, pp. 36-48. Essay Database, www.databaseforessays.org/modern/modern-democracy.

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MLA guide: General RulesBookChapter | Online database | Dictionary | Encyclopedia |EssayJournalMagazine | Newspaper | PrefaceWebsite

APA guide: General RulesBookChapterDictionaryOnline database | EncyclopediaJournal | MagazineNewspaper | Website

Chicago/Turabian guide: Book | ChapterDictionary | Online databaseEncyclopediaJournalMagazineNewspaperWebsite

 

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