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MLA Citation, 8th ed.: Map or Chart

Designed to provide a basic understanding of the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation and writing style. MLA is commonly used for writing in the Arts and Humanities.

Citing your sources

Use the above dropdown menu to select examples of how various resources are cited in MLA Style.

There are 10 types of resources included in this guide:

 

For additional examples of other types of resources, or for more detail, please see Part 2, Chapter 2, "Works Cited," of The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th Ed.

Map or Chart basic form

MLA 7th Edition

Basic Format:

Title of Map. Description. Place of Publication: Publisher, Date. Format.

Example:

Colorado. Map. Chicago: Rand, 2000. Print.

 

If the map or chart is a part of a larger work such as a book or article you will need to include additional publication information for the larger work:

“Map 3: Iraq and Baghdad in the Early Abbasid Era.” Map. A History of Islamic Societies. By Ira Lapidus. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2002. 57. Print.


MLA 8th Edition

Basic Format:

Title of Map. Publisher, Date. Description.

Example:

Colorado. Rand McNally, 2000. Map.

“Map 3: Iraq and Baghdad in the Early Abbasid Era.” A History of Islamic Societies. By Ira Lapidus. Cambridge UP, 2002. pp. 57. Map.

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