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How To Cite References Using MLA Style

Examples of MLA Citation Style for use in Works Cited Lists.

MLA Examples - Encyclopedia Articles


"Ideology." The American Heritage Dictionary. 3rd ed., 1997.

Signed or initialed

Allen, Anita L. “Privacy in Health Care.” Encyclopedia of Bioethics, edited by Stephen G Post, 3rd ed., vol. 4, 2004.

Online encyclopedia from a library database

“United Farm Workers Union.” Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, McMillan Reference USA, 2009, pp. 184–185. Gale Virtual Reference Library,


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