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MLA Unpublished Work and

Publications of Limited Circulation

Examples of how to document the most common types of unpublished work and publications of limited circulation are illustrated in this document.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.

Letter to the author

Durkee, Chris. Letter to the author. 22 Dec. 2000.

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Letter to a third party

Alexander, Pat. Letter to Roger Mortinson, Montgomery Clinic,

Montgomery, IL. 15 Aug. 1998.

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Rosalo, Maria. "Commercial ATM Deposit Services." Memo to

Commercial Officers and Associates, Constancy National

Bank, St. Louis. 8 Mar. 1997.

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