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MLA Style Guide: Electronic Resources

Guide for using the Modern Language Association (MLA) style manual.

Examples of Citing Electronic Resources

Works Cited items are listed alphabetically at the end of the research paper and should be double-spaced and use a hanging indentParenthetical references are items referred to in the body of the paper.

Electronic Book

Works Cited:

Hartog, Hendrick. Man and Wife in America: A History. 2002. Web. 27 August 2007.

Parenthetical:

(Hartog)


Scholarly Electronic Journal Article

Works Cited:

Scott, Jonathan. "Advanced, Repressed, and Popular: Langston Hughes During the Cold War." College Literature 33, no. 2 (Spring 2006): 30-51. Web. 15 Sept. 2010.

Parenthetical:

(Scott)


Item from a Library Database

Works Cited:

Clark, Zsuzsanna. "From Saturday-Night Poetry to Big Brother." New Statesman 132 (21 July 2003): 32. Academic Search Complete. Web. 15 Sept. 2010.

Parenthetical:

(Clark)


Thesis or Dissertation (Digital)

Works Cited:

Ryals, Douglas Wesley. Renaissance Shakespeare and hte Prehistory of Liberalis. Diss. University of California, Irvine, 2006. Web.

Parenthetical:

(Ryals 251)


Web Site

Works Cited:

Campbell, Donna. The Edith Wharton Society. Washington State University. Web. 16 Sept. 2010.

Parenthetical:

(Campbell)



Please consult the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition, for a complete guide to citing your resources and for additional commentary on particular rules, rules of thumb, and formatting.

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