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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:


  • journal, magazine, and newspaper articles


  • print and online whole books, chapters, edited, and multivolume

Web pages

  • entire websites, single web pages, and no author or date


  • cases, laws, and government documents


  • social media, images, music, and video


  • email, interview, survey, class material, and letter


  • parenthetical referencing examples within the text
  • citing author names within the text


  • formatting of author variations (one or more, no named author, multiple sources by the same author) within the Works Cited

Ask a Librarian

  • ask for research or citing help at the Library Services Desk or by chat/text messaging, email, or phone

MLA style manual

Additional resources

Practice template in the 8th edition


Formatting citations in:

Microsoft Word

Google Docs

Apple Pages

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