References Section

Examples of how to format works cited in the References section

A References section follows each SEEJ article. This page provides numerous examples of how to format entries in the References section.

SEEJ uses MLA 8 citations. If, after consulting this style guide, you are unsure how to format a particular reference, please visit the Purdue MLA 8 Reference Guide.

Academic Journal Article

Schneider, Elizabeth. “Katherine Mansfield and Chekhov.” Modern Language Notes, vol. 50, no. 6, 1935, pp. 394–97.


Single Author

Meister, Charles. Chekhov Criticism: 1880 Through 1986. McFarland & Company, 1988.

Mirsky, D. S. A History of Russian Literature From its Beginnings to 1900. Northwestern UP, 1958.

Multiple Authors

Brewster, Dorothy and Angus Burrell. Dead Reckonings in Fiction. Longmans, Green and Co., 1924.

Chapter or Essay from Book

One Editor

Jackson, Robert Louis. “‘Small Fry’: A Nice Little Easter Story.” Anton Pavlovich Chekhov: Poetics, Hermeneutics, Thematics, edited by J. Douglas Clayton, University of Ottawa, 2006, pp. 59–74.

Multiple Editors

Popkin, Cathy. “The Spaces Between the Places: Chekhov’s ‘Without a Title’ and the Art of Being (Out) There.” Chekhov for the 21st Century, edited by Carol Apollonio and Angela Brintlinger, Slavica Publishers, 2012, pp. 13–30.

Collection or Anthology

Hill, Charles A., and Marguerite Helmers, editors. Defining Visual Rhetorics. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004.

Peterson, Nancy J., editor. Toni Morrison: Critical and Theoretical Approaches. Johns Hopkins UP, 1997.

Translated Book

Foucault, Michel. Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason. Translated by Richard Howard, Vintage-Random House, 1988.

Dissertations and Theses

Wagner, Jennifer. Vocabulary, Variation, and Culture in American University Textbooks of French. 2015. University of South Australia, PhD dissertation.


Bishop, Elizabeth. "To Robert Lowell." 26 Nov. 1951. One Art: Letters. Ed. Robert Giroux. New York: Farrar, 1994. pp. 224–26.


In Print

Brubaker, Bill. "New Health Center Targets County's Uninsured Patients." Washington Post, 24 May 2007, p. LZ01.

From Website

Morrison, Malcolm. "TSX Recovers on Greece News." Toronto Star, 23 June 2011,

No Author

“Roman Timenchik: ‘U kul'tury sil'nyi instinkt samosokhraneniia.’” Novaya gazeta, 18 November, 2014,

University Press

Always shorten University Press to UP in the References section.

Princeton UP

U of Mississippi P


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