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MLA Citation Guide: Electronic Sources

Electronic Sources

Section 5.9 of the MLA Handbook – If you decide to present a URL in your works-cited list entry, place the entire URL in angle brackets: <http://website>.


From the Web – A nonperiodical publication 5.6.2.b

Author(s), compiler, director, editor, narrator, performer, or translator of the work. “Title of the part of work.” Title of the Work. Version or edition (see 5.5.13). Publisher or sponsor of site (use N.p. if not available). Date (day, month, year). Medium of publication. Date of Access.

Quade, Alex. “Elite Team Rescues Troops behind Enemy Lines.” CNN.com. Cable News Network, 19 Mar. 2007. Web. 15 May 2008.


Work on the Web Cited with Print Publication Data 5.6.2.c.

Author [if given]. Title of work. Name of editor [if relevant]. Publication information for the original print version. Electronic publication information [e.g. title of the Internet site]. Web. Date of access.

Constantine, Madonna G. and Derald Wing Sue. Strategies for building multicultural competence in mental health and educational settings. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (US), 2005. NetLibrary. Web. 25 January 2007


Work on the Web Cited with Publication Data for Another Medium besides Print 5.6.2.d.

Author [if given]. Title. Name of editor, director, etc. [if relevant]. Publication information. Title of the Internet site. Web. Date of access

Currin, John. Blonde Angel. 2001. Indianapolis Museum of Art. IMA: It’s My Art. Web. 9 May 2007.


Scholarly Journal 5.6.3

Author [if given]. “Title of the work or material.” Name of the periodical. Volume number. issue number (year): n. pag. Web. Date of access.

Sengers, Phoebe. “Cultural informatics: artificial intelligence and the humanities.” Surfaces 8.107 (1999): n. pag. Web. 8 Aug 2008.