MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition
There are a few essential elements of a book citation, including author(s), title, publisher, and year of publication.
When following MLA style, make note of the order of elements in the citation, and that the "medium of publication"—either Print or Web—is identified. Here is a color-coded guide to creating book citations, followed by additional examples:
Plains, N.J: Amadeus Press, 2006. Print.
Book Chapter, or Work from an Anthology or Collection:
Literature. Eds. Meyer Howard Abrams and Stephen Greenblatt. 7th ed. Vol. 2. New York: W.W. Norton, 2000. 2462-71. Print.
Journal article citations must include both the title of the article and the title of the journal, the volume and/or issue numbers, and page numbers. Unlike book citations, they do not contain the name and location of the publisher.
Newspaper and magazine citations are similar to journal citations, but contain a precise publication date without volume and issue numbers.
When following MLA style, article titles are placed inside quotation marks, with words in the title capitalized. Note of the ordering of elements in the citation, and that the "medium of publication"—either Print or Web—is identified. Here is a color-coded guide to citing a journal article, followed by additional examples:
Periodical Title Italicized volume.issue (year): pages. Medium of publication.
in the Twenty-First Century." Victorian Studies 52.1 (2010): 86-94. Print.
Same Journal Article in an Online Database:
in the Twenty-First Century." Victorian Studies 52.1 (2010): 86-94. JSTOR. Web. 1 Sep. 2014.
Kluger, Jeffrey. "The Power of the Bilingual Brain." Time 29 Jul. 2013: 42-47. Print.