Examples of MLA Style

Here are some examples of how to cite the materials you may find using the Modern Language Association (MLA) style.

Note: The examples shown here illustrate citations for a variety of sources, some of which may not be available for the database(s) you are currently searching.

Gale Reference Materials

"City Planning." Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History. Eds. Thomas Carson and Mary Bonk. Vol 1. Detroit: Gale Group, 1999. 168. 2 vols. Student Resource Center Gold. Gale. Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. 17 Nov. 2007 <http://find.galegroup.com/OVRC/start.do?prodId=SRC-1>.

Lander, James F., and Patricia A. Lockridge. "The Nature and Characteristics of Tsunamis." Tsunamis. Ed. Nancy Harris. Great Disaster Series. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2003. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Mountain High School, Farmington, UT. 7 Dec. 2007 <http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/start.do?prodId=OVRC>.

McGrath, Kimberly A., and Stacey Blachford, Eds. Gale Encyclopedia of Science. 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale Group, 2001. 4140 pp. 6 vols. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Gale. Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham, MI. 23 Aug. 2007 <http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/start.do?prodId=OVRC>.

Morimoto, Bertha Kugelman. "Abacus." Computer Sciences. Ed. Roger R. Flynn. Vol. 1: Foundations: Ideas and People. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2002. 1-2. 4 vols. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Gale. Dallas Public Library, TX. 7 Oct. 2007 <http://find.galegroup.com/gvrl/start.do?prodId=GVRL>.

Najemy, John M. "Republicanism." Encyclopedia of the Renaissance. Ed. Paul F. Grendler. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2000. 6 vols. Shakespeare Collection. Gale. Abraham Lincoln High School, Denver, CO. 23 Jul. 2007 <http://shakespeare.galegroup.com/shax/start.do?prodId=SHAX>.

Magazine Articles

Thomas, Vanessa. "Listening to Solar Activity." Astronomy 32 (February 2004): 28. General OneFile. Gale. Canton Public Library, MI. 8 Sep. 2007 <http://find.galegroup.com/ips/start.do?prodId=ITOF>.

Journal Articles

Sherman, Leonie. "Forests Fight Back." Earth Island Journal 19.2 (2004): 12. General OneFile. Gale. Laney College Library, Oakland, CA. 31 Oct. 2007 <http://find.galegroup.com/itx/start.do?prodId=ITOF>.

Newspaper Articles

Flynn, K. "T-REX Project Spawns a SPUI." Rocky Mountain News 7 January 2002: A20. Custom Newspapers. Gale. College of Staten Island Library, NY 23 Aug. 2007 <http://find.galegroup.com/ips/start.do?prodId=SPN.SP00>.


All's Well That Ends Well. 2nd Series. Ed. G. K. Hunter. London: Arden Shakespeare, 1968. 152 pp. Shakespeare Collection. Gale. Scarborough Memorial Library, Hobbs, NM. 20 Sep. 2007 <http://shakespeare.galegroup.com/shax/start.do?prodId=SHAX>.

Learning Materials (Lesson Plans, Activities, etc.)

Biomes and Ecosystems: Lesson Plan. ClassTrac Science. Austin, TX: Publisher's Resource Group, 2006. ClassTrac Science. Gale. City High School, Pocatello, UT. 16 Oct. 2007 <http://find.galegroup.com/trax/start.do?prodId=TRAX>.

Circular Motion and Centripetal Acceleration: Current Events Activity: Weightlessness. ClassTrac Science. Austin, TX: Publisher's Resource Group, 2006. ClassTrac Science. Gale. St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Detroit. 16 Oct. 2007 <http://find.galegroup.com/trax/start.do?prodId=TRAX>.