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MLA Citation Style: Conferences & Reports

The purpose of this guide is to help you cite your sources using the MLA Style (8th edition). You will find some useful examples and tips for organizing your work.

 

Conference Proceedings

Format:

Last Name, First Name, editor. Conference Title, Conference Date and Location, Publisher, Date of Publication.

Examples:

Conference proceedings (published)

Chang, Steve S., et al., editors. Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, February 12-15, 1999: General Session and Parasession on Loan Word Phenomena. Berkeley Linguistics Society, 2000.

Note: Use the same format as for a book, but add information about the conference (if it is not included in the title).

Article within conference proceedings

Hualde, José Ignacio. “Patterns of Correspondence in the Adaptation of Spanish Borrowings in Basque.” Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, February 12-15, 1999: General Session and Parasession on Loan Word Phenomena, edited by Steven S. Chang et al., Berkeley Linguistics Society, 2000, pp. 348-58.

 Note: Use the same format as for a book chapter.

Government Publications

Government publication (print)

United States, Government Accountability Office. Climate Change: EPA and DOE Should Do More to Encourage Progress Under Two Voluntary Programs. Government Printing Office, 2006.

Note: If there is no author start with the name of the national government, followed by the name of the agency. For congressional documents - include the number of Congress, session and report number.

Government publication (online)

Agriculture in Harmony with Nature: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Sustainable Development Strategy 2001-2004. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2001,publications.gc.ca/collections/Collection/A22-166-1-2001E.pdf.

Note: If the organization is both author and publisher, list it only as a publisher.

Government publication (with an author)

Pearson, Caryn. "The Impact of Mental Health Problems on Family Members." Statistics Canada, 7 Oct. 2015, www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-624-x/2015001/article/14214-eng.pdf.

Reports

With an author

Powell, Catherine, and Ann Mei Chang. Women in Tech as a Driver for Growth in Emerging Economies. Council on Foreign Relations Press, July 2016, www.cfr.org/technology-and-science/women-tech-driver-growth-emerging-economies/p38097.

Corporate author

Hart Research Associates. It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success. Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2013, www.aacu.org/publications-research/periodicals/it-takes-more-major-employer-priorities-college-learning-and.