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Theater Subject Guide: Cite MLA

The Theater Appreciation Guide was created for students in THEA 1100.

What is an in-text citation?

An In-Text Citation is used in a paper to give credit to the original author. 

What is a works-cited citation?

A Works-Cited Citation is included at the end of a paper to give credit to the original author. 

MLA Guide from OWL

For Online Help With Writing in and Citing MLA, visit the  OWL MLA Formatting and Style Guide


Also check out this short, concise, and USG-specific MLA guide.

Additional Style Guides

APA (American Psychological Association)

APSA Style (American Political Science Association)

ASA Style (American Sociological Association)

Chicago Manual of Style


Common MLA Citation Style Examples:

MLA 2010 Formatting & Style Guide: Owl @ Purdue

Harbrace Handbook 17th ed. 2010 (examples below)

-Work by a single author: (40b) pg.591.

Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Random House, 1969. Print.

-Work by two or more authors: (40b) pg.591

Visgilio, Gerald R., and Diana M. Whitelaw, eds. Our Backyard: A Quest for Environmental Justice. Lanham: Rowan and LittlefieldPublishers, 2003. Print.

-Work in an Anthology: (40b) pg.595

Plath, Sylvia. "Ariel." The Norton Anthology of American Poetry. Eds. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair. New York: Norton, 1988. 1423. Print.

-Online scholarly journal article: (40b) pg.605

Voss, Paul J. "Debris from Heaven in Paradise Lost." English Language Notes 35.3 (1998): 37-41.  Web. 25 Sept. 2003 .

-An Electronic Book (NetLibrary): (40b) pg. 606

Nadel, Alan. Invisible Criticism: Ralph Ellison and the American Canon. NetLibrary. University of Iowa Press, 2004. Web. 13 June 2008.

The #1 Citation Question We Get: How do I cite GALILEO?

Here's how an In-Text MLA citation is formatted for a GALILEO article:


Here's an example:

Comics took on a much darker tone in both writining and art during the deconstruction period following the release of "The Dark Knight" (Barr).

Here's how a Works-Cited MLA citation is formatted for a GALILEO article:

Last name, First Name. "Title of Article". Title of Journal, Magazine, Newspaper, etc Volume.Number (Date): Pages. DatabaseName. Database Provider. Format. Date.

Here's an example:

Barr, Brian. “Bats in the Belfry: Deconstructionism in mid-80's Comics." Explicator 68.1 (2010):19-22. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 25 Mar. 2010.

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