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MLA Citation Examples

Format for encyclopedia articles


  1. Author.
  2. "Title of Article."
  3. Title of Encyclopedia,
  4. Editor(s),
  5. Version,
  6. Publisher,
  7. Publication Date.
  8. Title of Database,
  9. DOI or URL.


Author. "Title of Article." Title of Encyclopedia, edited by Editor, #th ed., Publisher, date. Title of Database, DOI or URL.

See specific examples below. And see here for more information on DOIs and URLs.

Library database

Myers, Kathleen Ann. "Juana Inés de la Cruz, Sor." The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, edited by Bonnie G. Smith, Oxford UP, 2008. Oxford Reference,