MLA Citation Style
The MLA (Modern Language Association) style is usually required by English teachers and by many other disciplines not in the sciences. Listed here are some examples using specific sources available in the King's College Library.

Citing Books
A signed article on Hallucinations in the Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders would appear as follows in your list of sources:

Hahn, Jennifer.  "Hallucinations."  The Gale Encyclopedia of MentalDisorders.
Eds.  Ellen Thackery and Madeline Harris.  2 vols.  Detroit: Gale,
Citing Magazine & Journal Articles
Article From an Online Dabatase

Here is an article about the holocaust from the library's database Expanded Academic ASAP by InfoTrac as it appears in the list of search results:

Pieces of a tragic wartime puzzle. (Holocaust in Italy) Victoria Pope, Charles Fenyvesi,
Miriam Kleiman, Monica Ekman, Gary Cohen.
U.S. News & World Report July 10, 2000 v129 i2 p24 Mag.Coll.: 105F0441.
Bus.Coll.: 130U1088. (1518 words)

This same article in your list of sources would have the following format:

Pope, Victoria, et al. "Pieces of a tragic wartime puzzle. "U.S. News &
World Report 10 July 2000: 24. Expanded Academic ASAP. InfoTrac.
Web. 6 April 2010.

(The ending date is the date the article was accessed.)

Article From a Print Magazine

Rosenblatt, Roger.  “Paying for Auschwitz.” Time  12 April 1999:108

This article was written by Roger Rosenblatt. It was published in Time Magazine dated April 12, 1999 and appeared on page 108.
Citing Web Sites
An article about Ann Frank from the Holocaust Encyclopedia with no date of publication would be listed as follows:

"Ann Frank." Holocaust Encyclopedia. United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum. 14 June 2005. <>

(The date given is the date the user accessed the site.)
More Help
Other examples can be found at the Bedford/St. Martin's research site.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition)
REF 808.06615

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

A Writer's Reference by Diana Hacker.
REF 808.02 HAC   (Look for MLA tab)

A Writer's Reference

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