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Section 5.4-5.8 of the MLA Handbook, 7th ed.

Basic Entry: Book by single author 5.5.2

Author. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, year of publication. Print.

Yakan, Muhammad. Almanac of African peoples & nations. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction, 1999. Print.

An Anthology or a Compilation 5.5.3

Editor(s) or compiler(s). Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher, year of publication. Print.

Lawson, Gary, and Ann Lawson, eds. Alcoholism & substance abuse in special populations. Rockville, Md. :Aspen Publishers, 1989. Print.

A Work in an Anthology 5.5.6

Author(s). “Title of Article.” Trans. [if applicable]. Title of Book. Ed(s). Editor’s Name(s). Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Pages. Print.

Chomsky, Carol. “Stages in language development and reading exposure. “ Language issues in literacy and bilingual/multicultural education. Eds. Masahiko Minami and Bruce P. Kennedy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educ. Rev., 1991. 48-73. Print.

Published Dissertation 5.5.26 (unpublished dissertations 5.6.25)

Author(s). Title of Dissertation. Diss. Institution, Year. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.  Print.

Harvey, Rebecca. Adult resiliency after group home care during adolescence. Diss. Alliant International University, San Diego, 2006.  Ann Arbor: MI: UMI, 2006. Print.

Article in a Magazine 5.4.6

Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Source. Day Month Year: Pages. Print.

Lenzer, Robert. "Quelling your inner jerk." Forbes 5 September 2005: 156-160. Print.


Article in Scholarly Journal 5.4.2

Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Journal. Vol (Year): Pages. Print.

Templer, Donald I. "Correlational and factor analytic support for Rushton’s differential K life history theory." Personality & Individual Differences 45.6 (15 Oct. 2008): 440-444. Print.