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MLA: Proceedings of Meetings and Conference Presentations

Examples of how to document the most common types of proceedings of meetings and symposia 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 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.

Annually published proceedings

Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI 1999 Conference on Human

Factors in Computing Systems. 15–20 May 1999, Pittsburgh.

Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1999.


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Paper in proceedings

McDaniel, Susan E., Gary M. Olson, and Joseph C. Magee.

"Identifying and Analyzing Multiple Threads in Computer-Mediated

and Face-to-Face Conversations." Proceedings of the ACM 1996

Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. 16–20

Nov. 1996, Boston. New York: Association for Computing Machinery,

1996, 39-47.


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Paper presented at a conference

Bregman, Alvan, and Caroline Haythornthwaite. Radicals of Presentation in

Persistent Conversation. Paper presented at the Thirty-Fourth Annual

Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Maui, Hawaii.

5 Jan. 2001.


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