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MLA Style Citation Examples: Home

Find how to cite a web page, journal, book, eBook, textbook, magazine, newspaper, video, DVD, TV show, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or blog post. Find how to format in-text/parenthetical citations, papers, and cite when no author or date is listed.

What's in this guide?

How to cite:

Articles

  • journal, magazine and newspaper articles

Books/eBooks

  • print and online books/book chapters

Web pages

  • entire websites, single web pages

Gov't/Legal

  • cases, laws, government documents

Media

  • images, music, video

Unpublished

  • interviews, surveys, class notes, etc.

In-text

  • In-text, parenthetical referencing examples

Authors

  • one or more authors, no author listed

Ask a Librarian

  • ask for research help at the Library Services Desk, using chat, email, phone
  • email any one of the librarians for a research appointment tailored to your paper/project

MLA style manual

Additional resources

Practice template in the 8th edition

Papers

Formatting citations in:

Microsoft Word

Google Docs

Apple Pages

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