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MLA Style Citation Examples

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.

Government publication

NOTE: To cite legal documents, the MLA Handbook uses The Chicago Manual of Style.

WORKS CITED (print congressional publication)

[ MLA Citing Example of Print Government Publication ]

      IN TEXT

      (United States, Congress, House, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 2).

WORKS CITED (online congressional publication)

[ MLA Citation Example for Online Congressional Publication ]

      IN TEXT

      (United States, Congress, Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 25).

WORKS CITED (Agency and publisher are the same)

[ Example ]

      IN TEXT

      (The Adirondack Park 63).


WORKS CITED (Government agency is not the same as publisher)

[ Example ]

     IN TEXT

     (Great Britain, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food 29).



(For more examples look on pages 104 & 105 in the eighth edition)

United States, Congress, House, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Al-Qaeda: The Many Faces of an Islamist Extremist Threat. Government Printing Office, 2006. 109th Congress, 2nd session, House Report 615. 




(For more examples, see pages 182, 171, and 216)

Missouri, Office of the Secretary of State, Missouri State Archives. "Before Dred Scott: Freedom Suits in Antebellum Missouri." Missouri Digital Heritage.
education/aahi/beforedredscott/history_freedomsuits. Accessed 26 July 2016.   


(Before Dred Scott).

Case law

WORKS CITED (case law)

[ MLA Citation Example for Case Law ]


(United States' Supreme Court).

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