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MLA Citation Examples for Online Sources

General Information for Works Cited Page

 

  • The term Works Cited is centered, and not bold, italicized, or underlined.
  • Double space all entries in the works cited and arrange entries alphabetically.
  • Apply the hanging indent to all entries: first line begins at the margin, subsequent lines begin ½ inch from the margin.

 

Examples for Online Sources

 

An Article from an Online Article Database:

Chaitlin, Julia and Dan Bar-On. "Emotional Memories of Family Relationships During the Holocaust." Journal of Loss and Trauma 7.4

     (2002): 299-326. Academic Search Premier. Web. 16 Sept. 2009.

 

An Article from an Online Periodical

Yi, Kei-Mu. "Can Vertical Specialization Explain the Growth of World Trade?" Journal of Political Economy 111.1 (2003): 52-102.

     Web. 22 July 2008.

 

An Article from an Online Newspaper or News Service

Duke, Alan. "Kanye West Calls Swift with 'Sincere Apology.'" CNN.com. Cable News Network, 15 Sept. 2009. Web. 16 Sept. 2009.

 

An Online Book

Rennie, Bryan S. Reconstructing Eliade: Making Sense of Religion. Albany, NY: State U of New York P, 1996. NetLibrary. Web. 16

     Sept. 2009.

 

A Personal Web Site (no sponsoring organization; optional URL included)

Sass, Edmund J. Geography Lesson Plans and Resources. N.p., 26 Oct. 2008. Web. 16 Sept. 2009.

     <http://www.cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/edgeography.htm>.

 

An Institutional or Organization Web Site (corporate author)

University of Mississippi English Department. The Mississippi Writers Page. U of Mississippi, 2008. Web. 16 Sept. 2009.

 

An Online Government Publication

United States. Dept. of State. Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Background Note: Iraq. Feb. 2008. Web. 16 Sept. 2009.

 

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MLA Citation Examples for Print Sources

General Information for Works Cited Page

 

  • The term Works Cited is centered, and not bold, italicized, or underlined.
  • Double space all entries in the works cited and arrange entries alphabetically.
  • Apply the hanging indent to all entries: first line begins at the margin, subsequent lines begin ½ inch from the margin.


Examples of Print Sources

 

Books

Gup, Ted. Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life. New York: Doubleday, 2007. Print.

 

Book Chapters

Higson, Andrew. “The Concept of National Cinema.” Film and Nationalism. Ed. Alan Williams. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP,

     2002. 52-67. Print.

 

Journal Articles

David, Craig R. “A Perfect Marriage on the Rocks: Geoffrey and Philippa Chaucer, and the Franklin’s Tale.” Chaucer Review

      37.2 (2002): 129-144. Print.

Wasserman, David, and Alan Strudler. “Can a Nonconsequentialist Count Lives?” Philosophy & Public Affairs 31.1 (2003):

     71-94. Print.

 

Newspaper Articles

Barron, James. “Broadway Stars, Out a Bit Early.” New York Times 18 Feb. 2003, late ed.: B1+. Print.

 

Encyclopedias

Kersten, Holger. “Tramps and Hobos.” American History through Literature: 1870 - 1920. Ed. Tom Quirk and Gary Scharnhorst.

     3 vols. Detroit: Scribner’s, 2006. Print.

 

Government Publications

United States. Dept. of Education. Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs. Helping Your Child Succeed in School.

     Washington: GPO, 2002. Print.

 

Videorecordings

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Dir. Robert Ellis Miller. Perf. Alan Arkin and Sondra Locke. 1968. Warner Home Video, 2008. DVD.

 

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MLA In-Text Citation

General Information for In-text citation

 

When citing from a specific page in a work, include the last name of the author, and the page number(s).

 

When referring to one work by one author, use the following format:

The Marriage-Go-Round is about the conflicting values of individualism and marital commitment in American culture (Cherlin 19).

 

When the author’s name is already clear from the narrative of your paper, include only the page number within the parentheses at the end of the sentence:

Kovats-Bernat found that street children are active participants in Haitian society and culture (6).

 

 When quoting a source, include the parenthetical citation after the quote:

 “For the children who live on them, Port-au-Prince streets are deeply personal and subjective spaces, as these children identify with the street as their home” (Kovats-Bernat 36).

 

When citing from an entire work, include the last name of the author(s) but do not include page numbers in the parenthetical citation (if using).

 

 

Additional Examples & Formatting

 

A work by two or three authors: (Hartmann and Slapničar 89)

 

A work by four or more authors: (Martens, Wilson, Dudgeon, and Reutens 293) OR (Martens et al. 293)

 

A work by an organization: (National Center for Health Statistics 12-13)

 

A source with no author: If no author is available, shorten or abbreviate the title of the source so that it is easily identified. When using a title (or part thereof) in an in-text citation, place quotation marks around an article or book chapter; italicize a book title: (“Palau officially” 20)

 

An indirect source: If the original source is unavailable when quoting or paraphrasing a quote, write “qtd. in” before the author and page(s): (qtd. in Smith 54)

 

A web source: Follow the previous examples based on the author, if needed. Page numbers or URLs are not necessary in parenthetical citations for online resources. Parenthetical citations may not be needed for sources from the web.

 

A journal article: If in print or PDF form with page numbers available, include in the citation. If in HTML form or other digital form without page numbers, do not include them.

 

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