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MLA Style Guide: Pamphlets & Brochures

This guide is designed to help students learn about MLA style and cite sources for their research.

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References to brochures or pamphlets are formatted in the same way as those to entire books. If the author is a corporation or organization, begin the reference with the corporate author.

Often a brochure or a pamphlet will not contain all of the information you require for a reference.  If there is no date of publication, you may supply an approximate date in square brackets, e.g. [2018] or [circa 2018].

In many cases, the corporate author of the pamphlet is also the publisher. If so, you may use an abbreviation for the publisher's name in your reference.

Pamphlets & Brochures

Information required for a reference to a brochure or pamphlet includes:

  • Author or corporate author
  • Title
  • Publisher
  • Copyright date

Examples of References:

Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario. A Graphic Designer's Guide to Pro Bono Work. RGD Ontario, 2007.

Natioanl Film Board of Canada. Stop-Motion Animation Workshop. Animation Resources. NFB, [2017].

Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. Vancouver Island Chapter. Design Cares Travelling Exhibit: A Celebration of the Role Designers Are Taking To Make a Positive Impact on the World. GDC, [2016?].

Examples of In-Text Citations:

The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario indicates that it is fairly common for professional graphic designers to offer their services free-of-charge to charities and non-profit organizations as a way of giving back to the community (1).

A thaumatrope is an optical game invented by an English physician named John Ayrton (Nat'l. Film Board, Stop-Motion Animation Workshop 4).

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