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ENGL 103.2: Books and Readers: Home

A Guide to Reading Citations

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition. Copies may be found at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of Olin Library. 


Book by a single author
Last name, First name. Title of the Book. City of publication: The publisher's name, year of publication. Medium of publication consulted.

A work in anthology
Last name, First name. "Title of piece." Ed./Trans. Name of editor/translator. Title of Anthology. City of publication: The publisher's name, year of publication.    Page numbers. Medium of publication consulted.

Article in a scholarly journal
Last name, First name. "Title of Article." Journal Title. Volume number. Issue number (Year of publication): page numbers. Medium of publication consulted.

Article in a Reference Resource 
Last name, First name. "Title of Article." Name of reference resource. City of publication: The publisher's name, year of publication. Medium of publication consulted.

Online Work
Name (author or corporate entity). “Title of work.” Title of web site. Publisher of web site (if available). Date of publication (if available). Web. Date of access.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Use the ILL form to request articles from journals not available at Kenyon, online, or through participating OhioLINK institution*.

*Some, but not all, OhioLINK institutions will ship journals to Kenyon. Be sure to check the catalog before submitting an ILL request.

Finding Books

Library catalogs will tell you if a library owns or has access to a specific item. That item may be a book, a video, a journal title, map, etc... You may find a specific item by searching for the title or the autho/director.

Finding Journals

Library catalogs can tell you if the library subscribes to a journal. To search for a journal, you will need the journal title. The catalog will tell you if it is available, and the volumes/issues or dates available. 

You cannot use library catalogs to search for journal articles or authors. 

Journals are each assigned an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number). An ISSN can make it easier to determine if you have the correct journal since many journals have similar names.

Finding Articles

English Liaison Librarian

English Liaison Librarian

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Julia Warga
Library Building A-04
Research and Reference Desk Hours:
TBA and
By appointment

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