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ESL 400 Pelletier: Welcome

English as a second language

Academic Search Complete

Education Resources Information Center database & video

Ethnographic Video Online database

Films on Demand database

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Health and Medicine

Opposing Viewpoints in Context database

Statista database

U.S. History in Context database

MLA Quick Guide

Core Elements


  1.      Author

  2.      Title of Source

  3.      Title of Container

  4.      Other Contributors

  5.      Version

  6.      Number

  7.      Publisher

  8.      Publication Date

  9.      Location


Note that the publication format isn’t considered. MLA no longer cares if your information comes from a book, magazine, streamed video, or whatever. The publisher is what’s important, not the mode you use to access it.

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