Citing your sources may seem tedious, but it's important to cite because:
|Journal Article from a Database|
Borgwardt, Elizabeth. “FDR's Four Freedoms as a Human Rights Instrument.” OAH Magazine of History 22.2 (2008): 8-13. Academic Search Complete. Web. 5 Dec. 2013.
|In-Text Citation:||(Borgwardt 9)|
Foucault, Michel, Graham Burchell, Colin Gordon. The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality : with Two Lectures by and an Interview with Michel Foucault. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991. Print.
|In-Text Citation:||(Foucault, Burchell, Gordon 157)|
Moffitt, Karl. "Trends in Income Support." Changing Poverty, Changing Policies. Ed. Maria Cancian and Sheldon Danziger. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2009. pp. 203-221. Print.
|In-Text Citation:||(Moffitt 217)|
Dodds, Ben and Richard Britnell. Agriculture and Rural Society After the Black Death: Common Themes and Regional Variations. Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press, 2008. ebrary. Web. 10 Feb. 2014.
|In-Text Citation:||(Dodds 45) *Many ebooks lack stable pagination. In those cases, omit the page number from the parenthetical citation.|
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the arts and humanities. These resources, revised according to the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, offer examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and reference pages: