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MLA Citation Style 7th Edition: I. Article in a Reference Book

This guide will help you cite sources in MLA Citation Style 7th Edition

Article in a Reference Book (160-161)

When citing articles in a reference book, you generally follow the same format as you would for a work in an anthology.

 

However, you do not need to supply full publication information for well-known reference books in your Works Cited list.  Instead, you need only include the edition, publication year, and medium (see general format 2 and example 2).

 
General Format 1
 
         Parenthetical Citation: 
      (Author Surname page number)
   
 
      Works Cited
    
  
Example 1 
 
      Parenthetical Citation:
 
      (Lindgren 468)
 
      Works Cited:
   
 
General Format 2 (for well known reference works)
 
         Parenthetical Citation: 
      ("Title of Article" [if no author is given])
 
 
      Works Cited: 
   
  
Example 2
 
     Parenthetical Citation:
 
      ("Denial")
 
      Works Cited:
    
   

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