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MLA Reviews


Examples of how to document the most common types of reviews are illustrated in this document. However, you might need to use a reference for a source which is not listed on this document.


In such a case, refer to one of two books by Joseph Gibaldi: The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Sixth Edition, New York: Modern Language Association, 2003) or the MLA Style Guide to Scholarly Publishing (Second Edition, New York: Modern Language Association, 1998). Choose the example that is most like your source and follow that format.


Book review

Gussow, Mel. "Memoir of Offbeat Clan Strikes a Chord." Rev. of How I

Came Into My Inheritance and Other True Stories, by Dorothy Gallagher.

The New York Times 5 June 2001: E1.

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Film review

Tyler, Isaac K. "The Counter-swing of the Pendulum." Rev. of the film The

Communications Revolution. Mass Communication Quarterly 27 (1986): 87.

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