resources   MLA Referencing Guide
The MLA referencing style requires in text citation like this (Northedge) followed by a page number if relevant. The reference list of items cited should be in alphabetical order. The list below gives examples of the style for different types of material.


Northedge, Andy. The Good Study Guide. 2nd ed. Milton Keynes: Open University, 2005.


Book with more than one author

Cohen, Louis, Lawrence Manion, and Keith Morrison. Research Methods in Education. 6th ed. London: Routledge, 2007.


Chapter in a book

Dovey, Jon. "Reality TV"  The Television Genre Book. Eds. Glen Creeber, Toby Miller & John Tulloch. London: British Film Institute, 2001.

Journal article

Black, Sharon. "Harry Potter: A Magical Prescription for Just About Anyone." Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 46.7 (2003): 4.

Newspaper article

Shepherd, Jessica. “Smoothie transition: is it really goodbye to the student union bar and hello to mango energisers and campus gyms?” The Guardian.  21st August  2007: 6


Blair Witch Project. Dir. Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez.   Artisan Entertainment , 1999

TV programme

“State of play.” Child Of Our Time.  Victoria Bell. BBC.  2005

Web page

Taylor, Matthew Michael. “Cite References.” The Open University.  17th April 2008. 3rd May 2008.

Unpublished thesis

Thiel, Elizabeth. "The Fantasy of Family : Nineteenth-Century Children's Literature and the Myth of the Domestic Ideal." PhD thesis. Roehampton University, 2006.

Government publication

Great Britain. Department for Education and Employment. The National Curriculum Handbook for Primary Teachers in England Key Stages 1 and  2. London: The Stationery Office, 1999


Conference paper

Grenfell, Michael and Vee Harris. “Strategy Use of Bilingual Learners: A research Agenda”. British Educational Research Association Annual Conference. University of Warwick 6-9 th September 2006. 13th June 2008.