Author's last name, first name. "Title of Article." Journal Title volume.issue (year): page range. Medium of publication (Print, Web, DVD, etc). <URL>. Accessed date as Day Month Year.
Note: URLs are not required for this type of citation. However, if they are required for the assignment then add it in angle brackets < > followed by a period.
Tolson, Nancy. "Making Books Available: The Role of Early Libraries, Librarians, and Booksellers in the Promotion of African American Children's Literature." African American Review 32.1 (1998). Print.
Ouellett, Marc. "Theories, Memories, Bodies, and Artists." Editorial. Reconstruction 7.4 (2007): n. pag. Web. 5 June 2008. <http://www.academia.edu/4414504/7.4_Theories_memories_bodies_and_artists>.
"Where Angels no Longer Fear to Tread." Economist 22 Mar. 2008: 89-92. Print
The in-text citation for this is: ("Where Angels" 90).
Author last name, first name. Title of Book. Location: Publisher, year. Medium of publication (Print, Web)
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. New York: Levine-Scholastic, 2000. Print
Two to Three Authors
Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research. 2nd ed. Chicago: U of Chicago Press, 2003. Print.
Four or More Authors
Plag, Ingo, et al. Introduction to English Linguistics. Berlin: Mouton, 2007. Print
Plag, Ingo, Maria Braun, Sabine Lappe, and Mareile Schramm. Introduction to English Linguistics. Berlin: Mouton, 2007. Print.
American Heritage Guide to Contemporary Usage and Style. Boston: Houghton, 2005. Print.
Chapter in an Edited Book
Willson, Robert F., Jr. "William Shakespeares Theater." The Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare: A Comprehensive Guide for Students. Ed. Joseph Rosenblum. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2005. 47-64. Print.
Electronic books (e-books)
Rowley, Hazel. Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage. New York: Farrar, 2010. Kindle File.
Note that page numbers for e-books can change between formats. Instead of a page number, indicate the location with the chapter or section number if available.
Example (Rowley, ch. 2). See section 7.4 of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers for more information.
Online Resource (Template)
Author last name, first name. "Title of Web Page or Article.' Title of Website or Journal. Publisher/Sponsor if known. Date of publication day month year. Medium of publication. Date accessed day month year. <www.URL.com>
Internet Weather Source. National Weather Service. 25 May 2006. Web. 21 Dec. 2006.
Tab on Website
Quade, Alex. "Elite Team Rescues Troops behind Enemy Lines." CNN.com. Cable News Network, 10 Mar. 2007. Web. 15 May 2008.
Like Water for Chocolate [Como agua para chocolate]. Screenplay by Laura Esquivel. Dir. Alfonso Arau. Perf. Lumi Cavazos, Marco Lombardi, and Regina Torne. Mirarmax, 1993. Film.
*Note: Dir. = Director. Perf. = Performed.
T.V. Episode (Template)
"Title of the Episode." Narrator (if any). Title of Program. Name of Network (if any). Call letters and city of the local station (if any), Broadcast date. Medium of reception (e.g. Radio, Television).
"The Phantom of Corleone." Narr. Steve Kroft. Sixty Minutes. CBC. WCBS, New York, 10 Dec. 2006. Television.
Shimabukuro, Jake. "Ukulele Weeps by Jake Shumabukuro." Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 22 Apr. 2006. Web. 9 Sept. 2010
Holiday, Billie. The Essence of Billie Holiday. Columbia, 1991. CD.
Holiday, Billie. "God Bless the Child." Rec. 9 May 1941. The Essence of Billie Holiday. Columbia, 1991. CD.
Spoken Word Recording
Wilgus, D. K. Southern Folk Tales. Rec. 23-24 Mar. 1965. Audiotape. Archives of Folklore, U of California, Los Angeles. B.76.82.
Donizetti, Gaetano. Don Pasquale, An Opera in Three Acts with Italian-English Text. 1842. New York: Belwin, 1969. Print. Kalmus Vocal Scores
Heartbreak House. By George Bernard Shaw. Dir. Robin Lefevre. Perf. Philip Bosco and Swoosie Kurtz. Roundabout Theatre Company. Amer. Airlines Theatre, New York. 1 Oct. 2006. Performance.
McEvoy, Dermot. "Little Books, Big Success." Publishers Weekly 30 Oct. 2006: 26-28. Print.
Haughney, Christine. "Women Unafraid of Condo Commitment." New York Times 10 Dec. 2006, late ed., sec. 11:1+. Print.
*Note. To record Magazines or Newspapers from a webpage, follow the same format as above and change the medium from Print to Web. Page numbers may change or may not be present.
MLA requires the use of a “block” format for quotations longer than 4 lines of prose, or 3 lines of verse. For block format, the quotation marks are omitted and the text is set off by indenting the left margin one tab as demonstrated in the following example from page 94 of the MLA Handbook (7th ed.)
At the conclusion of Lord of the Flies, Ralph and the other boys realize the horror of their actions:
The tears began to flow and sobs shook him. He gave himself up to them now for
the first time on the island; great shuddering spasms of grief that seemed to
wrench his whole body. His voice rose under the black smoke before the burning
wreckage of the island; and infected by that emotion, the other little boys began
to shake and sob too. (186)
*Note that for block style quotations, the punctuation at the end of the cited passage is placed before the in-text citation.