• Citing Sources -- MLA Format

    Sample entries for citing different sources

    Print Sources

    Articles from magazines:
    Lemonick, Michael D. "Is America Flunking Science?" Time 13 Feb 2006: 22-33. Print.

    Articles from newspapers:
    Jeromack, Paul. "This Once, a David of the Art World Does Goliath a Favor." New York Times 13 July 2002, late ed.: B7+. Print. (Note the section and page number "B7+".  Use the "+" if the article is not on consecutive pages.)

    One Author
    Jacobs, Thomas A. They Broke the Law-You Be the Judge: True Cases of Teen Crime.  Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, 2003. Print.

    Two or more authors (If the books is part of a series, the series name goes last.)
    Fireside, Harvey, and Sarah Betsy Fuller.  Brown v. Board of Education: Equal Schooling for All.  Springfield, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1994. Print. Landmark Supreme Court Cases.

    Ojeda, Auriana, ed. Technology and Society. Detroit: Gale Learning, 2002. Print. Opposing Viewpoints.

    With author
    Call, Jack. "Cloning Human Beings." Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America. 2005 ed. Print.

    Without Author
    "Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO)." Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights. Ed. Glenn H. Utter. 2000. Print.

    Non-Print Sources

    To cite an interview you have conducted, give the name of the person interviewed, the kind of interview (personal, telephone, e-mail) and the date(s).
    Smith, Joe. Personal interview. 18-19 June 2006.

    Transcripts (written version, word-for-word, of a live interview)
    Abell, Bess. "Bess Abell Oral History interview I." By T.H. Baker, 28 May 1969. LBJ Library Web. 20 Mar. 2007. Transcript.

    Movies (DVDs): The producer, director or major actors name(s) can be used, but only the author's name comes before the title.
    Super Size Me: a Film of Epic Proportions
    . Prod. Morgan Spurlock. Roadside Attractions/Samuel Goldwyn Films/Showtime Independent Films 2004. DVD.

    Online Sources

    Articles from Databases such as SIRS and Maine Marvel:
    With author
    "Attack of the Really Likeable Tomatoes" Economist 27 Feb. 2010: 16 SIRS Researcher. Web. 21 Mar. 2010.

    Without Author
    Walter, Laura. "NSC Calls for Nationwide Ban on Cell Phone Use While Driving." EHS Today 26 Jan. 2009: 18. MasterFILE Premier. EBSCO. Web. 21 Mar. 2010.

    Online material found on the Web:
    Magazine article (Note that Newsweek is both the website name and the publisher)
    Levy, Steven. "Great Minds, Great Ideas." Newsweek. Newsweek, 27 May 2002. Web. 20 Mar. 2007.

    Website (Note that "n.d." has been used because we don't have the date of publication.)
    La Pierre, Wayne. "Ignoring 80 Percent of the Problem." NRA.org. National Rifle Association, n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2009.

    Government Documents from the Internet:
    With author
    Hansen, James. Global Warming in the 21st Century: An Alternate Scenario. United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 25 Sept. 2006. Web. 20 MAr. 2007

    Without author
    United States. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Capital Punishment Facts at a Glance. Nov. 2006. Web. 27 Mar. 2007.

    Images from the Internet:
    United States. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. "Executions, 1930-2006" Table. Capital Punishment Facts at a Glance. Nov. 2006. Web. 27 Mar. 2007.

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