Gathering information about the sources used is an important part of maintaining academic honesty. Each element helps to describe the documents, videos, images, etc. used in a paper and can be a helpful tool in evaluating sources for use in a scholarly paper.
All MLA citations use the same set of common elements.
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Article from an online publication:
Lustgarten, Abrahm and Propublica. "A free market plan to save the American West from drought." The Atlantic, Mar. 2016, www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/03/a-plan-to-save-the-american-west-from-drought/426846/.
Article from an online reference work:
"DNA and RNA." Computational Medicine Center, Thomas Jefferson University, cm.jefferson.edu/learn/dna-and-rna/.
Chapter from an eBook:
Blackburn, Simon. "Egoism." Being good: a short introduction to ethics, OUP Oxford, 2001, pp. 29-36. EBSCOhost, sc4.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e000xna&AN=438452&site=ehost-live&scope=site.
Davis, Amy M. Good Girls and Wicked Witches : Changing Representations of Women in Disney's Feature Animation, 1937-2001. John Libbey Publishing, 2006. EBSCOhost, sc4.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e000xna&AN=959459&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Chapter from a Book:
Andrea, Alfred J., and Andrew Holt, editors. "Myths of Innocence : The Making of the Children's Crusade." Seven myths of the Crusades, Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 2015, pp. 91-105.
Price, Catherine. Vitimania: our obsessive quest for nutritional perfection. Penguin Press, 2015.
Gretter, Sarah, and Aman Yadav. "Computational Thinking and Media & Information Literacy: An Integrated Approach to Teaching Twenty-First Century Skills." TechTrends, vol. 60, no. 5, 2016, pp. 510-6. ProQuest, 24 Aug. 2016. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11528-016-0098-4
Hayes, Joseph. "Vos state's top athletic director. " Times Herald, Port Huron, Mich., 2016. ProQuest, 20 Sept. 2016. sc4.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1797789818?accountid=41091