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Library DIY: Citing Sources in MLA Format

Find how to locate a book, eBook, and articles, evaluate and cite sources, and access library services.

What's in this guide?

How to cite:


  • journal, magazine and newspaper articles


  • print and online books/book chapters

Web pages

  • entire websites, single web pages


  • cases, laws, government documents


  • images, music, video


  • interviews, surveys, class notes, etc.


  • In-text, parenthetical referencing examples


  • 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


Formatting citations in:

Microsoft Word

Google Docs

Apple Pages

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