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Prof. Packer - Eng. 101 FALL 2022: MLA Practice Template

Practice Template

One Container

This example shows a citation for a source with ONE container (ex. A short story contained within a book of collected stories and poems).

Author Last Name, First Name. “Title of Story/Essay.” Title of Collection, Publisher, publication date, pages.

Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Raven.” Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, edited by Harold Bloom, Doubleday, 1965, pp.754-756.

Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe is the container.

(Poe 755) in-text citation

Two Containers (ex. using a library database)

Binfet, John-Tyler. “Reducing University Students’ Stress through a Drop-in

        Canine-Therapy Program.” Journal of Mental Health, vol. 27, no. 3, June 2018,

        pp. 197–204. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collections,


Journal of Mental Health is the 1st container

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collections is the 2nd container


(Binfet 199) in-text citation


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