These examples are cited according to MLA style.
(NOTE: The author is usually listed at the end of the article. If an author is not listed, begin the entry with the
title of the article.)
Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Name of Encyclopedia. Edition Year.
Example: Franz, Charlene. “Goat.” World Book. 2006 ed.
Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Newspaper Name Date: page(s).
Example: Blake, Terry. “Attack in Bagdad: Two Marines Dead.” The Plain Dealer 20 July 2006: A1.
Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine Date: page numbers.
Example: Thomasson, Ronald. “Salt Mines of Lake Erie.” Cleveland Magazine 15 May 2004: 23-25.
Books with ONE author
Books with TWO authors
Last Name, First Name. Title. Place of publication: Publisher, Copyright Date.
Example: Jameson, George P. Ellis Island. New York: Icon Press, 2006.
Last Name, First Name and First Name Last Name. Title. Place of publication: Publisher, Copyright Date.
Example: Smith, Henry G. and Betty Harmon. Freedom Rides. Chicago: Broad Shoulder Press, 2006.
ONLINE AND MEDIA RESOURCES
Film or Video
Last Name, First Name. Title of Website. Date last updated. Name of organization that sponsors the site. Date accessed <URL link>.
Flannery O’Connor Collection. 7 July 2006. Georgia College and State University.
31 August 2006. <http://library.gcsu.edu/~sc/foc.html>.
Walker, Gary. “The Effects of Radiation.” Hiroshima Atom Bomb. 15 Mar. 2000. Los Alamos Research Facility. 14 Oct. 2008. <http://www.larf.org/hiro/radeffect.htm>
User's Last Name, First Name (twitter handle). "entire text of tweet." date of post, time of post. Tweet.
Brokaw, Tom (tombrokaw). "SC demonstrated why all the debates are the engines of this campaign." 22 Jan. 2012, 3:06 a.m. Tweet.
Film Title. Dir. Director's Name. Perf. Performer Names (optional). Distributor., Year of Release. End the entry with the appropriate medium of publication (e.g. DVD, VHS, etc.)
Ed Wood. Dir. Tim Burton. Perf. Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette. Touchstone, 1994. DVD.
Name of author, host or producer. "Title of podcast." Title of program. Release date. Name of database. Web. Date of access
"First Coed College." Profile America. 7 Sept. 2006. General OneFile. Web. 23 July 2009.
TV or Radio Program
(NOTE: Most databases provide a citation at the bottom of the article entry.)
Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Original Print Source Title. Date. Online source name. Date accessed <URL link>.
Robinson, Peter. "space race." Encyclopedia of American History: Postwar United States, 1946 to 1968, Revised Edition. 2010. American History Online. Facts On File, Inc. May 22, 2012 <http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE52&iPin=EAHIX227&SingleRecord=True>
Author of email. "Subject line of email." Email to (name of recipient). Date of email.
Example: Brown, Molly. "What really happened on the Titanic.: Email to Elaine Landau. 15 April 2012.
"Title of the episode." Name of the series or program. Network name, call letters of the station, City, date of broadcast. Publication medium.
"The Blessing Way." The X-Files. Fox. WXIA, Atlanta. 19 Jul. 1998. Television.