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Dance: Citing

Subject guide for Dance

MLA Style

Handbook of the Modern Language Association (MLA), 9th edition.

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MLA Format Basics



In-Text Citations:

Purdue OWL In-Text Basics: Covers basics of in-text citation rules and more.

Works Cited Page/Bibliography:

Purdue OWL MLA Works Cited Page Basics: Covers basics of reference list rules and more.

Additional Citation Examples:

University of West Florida Style Guide: Provides additional example citations for the 8th edition.

Always Review Auto-Generated Citations


  • The author's name is written out in full - full first name and last name (the middle name requires an initial).
  • The year is listed after the volume and issue number. 
  • The name of the journal is in italics.
  • Notice how the volume and issue are listed.
  • If it is an online article, the citation will end with the DOI. If there is no DOI listed, list the URL.

What's a DOI?

A DOI is a Digital Object Identifier.  It is a unique set of letters and numbers for a specific article. The DOI identifies the article and can provide information to access on the Internet. 

If the DOI is available, it is required as part of the citation for a print or electronic articles. If the DOI is not available and a researcher has cited a journal article that has been retrieved electronically, the researcher must add the url of the journal's homepage to the citation.