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MLA Style Citation Guide - Langara Library

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries: Basic Format

The MLA 8th ed. does not provide rules for citing specific types of resources. They provide a universal set of guidelines for any type of material based based on the core elements. The examples provided in this libguide were created by a Langara College librarian and follow this format.

Print source with author

Works Cited

Zaidman, Laura M. "The Day of the Locust." Cyclopedia of Literary Characters, edited by Frank N. Magill, rev. ed., vol. 1, Salem Press, 2015, p. 583.

In-Text

(Zaidman 583)

Online source with author

Works Cited

Stockdale, Nancy. "Foodways and Cultural Borrowing and Adaptation along the Silk Road." Daily Life through History, ABC-CLIO, 2017, dailylife2.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/1941842. Accessed 4 Aug. 2016.

In-Text

(Stockdale)