Citation rules indicate how consulted literature should be noted down in the text, the reading list and in (any) footnotes or endnotes. The rules are recorded in a so-called citation style.
In the boxes on this page you will find a number of examples for your reading list, according to the 8th edition (2016) of the MLA style.
Last name, first name. Title: Subtitle Publisher, year of publication
* Jameson, Fredric. The Cultural Turn: Selected Writings on Postmodernism 1983-1998. Verso, 1998.
Please note that you put the last name first. That is useful, because in the actual text of your essay you refer to a source by including the last name of the author and the page number. When the reader consults your reading list, they can quickly retrieve the source by the author's last name.
Last name, first name. “Title of the Article.” Title of the book: Subtitle of the book, edited by first name last name of the edtior of the book. Publisher, year of publication, pp. first and last page of the article.
* Gorz, André. “The Conditions of Post-Marxist Man.” Postmodernism: A Reader, edited by Thomas Docherty. Columbia University Press, 1993, pp. 344-354.
So the title of the article is not italicized, but put between inverted commas. However, the title of the edited volume is put in italics.
Last name, first name. “Title of the article.” Title of the journal, volume, number, year of publication, pp. page numbers if any, URL, DOI of permalink. Date on which you last accessed the website.
* Shaviro, Steven. “Post-Cinematic Affect: On Grace Jones, Boarding Gate, and Southland Tales.” Film-Philosophy, vol. 14, no. 1, 2010, pp. 1-102, www.film-philosophy.com/index.php/f-p/article/viewArticle/220. Accessed 2 August 2010.
Last name, first name, and first name last name. Title: Subtitle. Publisher, year of publication.
* Hardt, Michael, and Antonio Negri. Empire. Harvard University Press, 2000.
Do not change the order of the authors. Note that only the first author's name begins with the last name. In the case of more than two authors: only include the first author, followed by "et al." You do not need to mention the other authors ("et alii" means "and others").
Last name, first name. “Title of the Article.” Title of the journal, volume, number, year of publication, pp. first page and last page.
* Stanford Friedman, Susan. “Definitional Excursions: The Meanings of Modern/Modernity/Modernism.” Modernism / Modernity, vol. 8, no. 3, 2001, pp. 493-513.
Last name, first name. “Title of the page.” Title of the Website, date on which the website was published (iif available), URL, DOI of permalink. Date on which you visited the website.
* Blooijs, Joost de. “Tiqqun. Een weerwoord.” nY Web, 5 mei 2010, www.ny-web.be/showtime/tiqqun-een-weerwoord.html. Accessed 2 August 2010.
When you cite a page of a website or an online newspaper, start with the author if you know the name. If the author is unknown, you start with the title. Then the name of the website or online newspaper.
Last name, first name, editor. Title: Subtitle. Publisher, year of publication.
* Docherty, Thomas, editor. Postmodernism: A Reader. Columbia University Press, 1993.
Last name, first name. “Title of the Article.” Title of the newspaper or magazine, day, month, year, first page and last page.
* Pole, Steven. “Big Fish, Little Fish.” New Statesman, 5 March 2007, pp. 57-58.
Last name, first name or nickname of the blogger. “Title of the post.” Name of the Website, date of publication, URL, DOI of permalink. Date on which you last accessed the website
* Dean, Jodi. “Complexity (not worth the effort).” I Cite, 7 July 2010, jdeanicite.typepad.com/i_cite/2010/07/complexity-not-worth-the-effort.html. Accessed 2 August 2010.