MLA Research & Style Manual
Citing Electronic Resources
The following list contains examples of citations for the "Works-Cited section (bibliography) of a
research paper. They are based on the MLA Style Manual, Sixth Edition. To see the MLA Web site, visit
www.mla.org. Follow the prompts to "MLA Style" and "Frequently Asked Questions."
PERIODICAL/MAGAZINE/JOURNAL FROM A SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
(EX: INFOTRAC, E-LIBRARY, PROQUEST)
Adler, Johathan. "King's final years; as the shadows fell. King looked North.
It was beginning of the end." Newsweek. 9 Jan. 2006: 42. Infotrac.
ThompsonGale. Island Trees High School Library, Levittown, N.Y.
8 Feb. 2006 <http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/levi94885
Author. "Title of Work." Title of original periodical. Date of Periodical: Page.
Title of Database. Title of Internet Service. Name of Sponsoring
Institution, Location Date of Access.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES FROM A SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
Lichtblau, Eric. "Administration Plans Defense of Terror Law."
New York Times. 19 Aug. 2003, late ed.(East Coast): A1 . ProQuest.
ProQuest Newspapers. Island Trees High School Library, Levittown,
N.Y. 2 Feb. 2006 <http://www.proquest.umi.com
Author. "Title of Work." Title of newspaper. Date of newspaper, edition:
section Title of Database. Title of Internet Service. Name of
Sponsoring Institution, Location. Date of Access. <URL
ENCYCLOPEDIA/REFERENCE BOOK ARTICLES SIGNED FROM A SUBSCRIPTION DATABASE, SIGNED
• Winks, Robin W. "Imperialism". Encyclopedia Americana. 2006.
Grolier Online. Island Trees High School Library, Levittown.
15 Feb. 2006 <http://go.grolier.com
• Angyal, Andrew J. "Carl Sandburg." Critical Survey of Poetry.
2nd ed. 2003. MagillOnLiterature Plus. EBSCO. Island Trees
High School Library, Levittown, N.Y. 7 Mar. 2006
Author's Last Name, First Name, Middle Name. "Article Title." Title of
Reference Book. Edition ed. Year of Publication. Name of Database.
Name of Service. Name of Library. Date You Viewed It. <URL
"Donatello." Web Galary of Art. 28 Feb. 2006
Author (if available). "Title of Work." Title of Full Website (if applicable).
Date of Access <URL
• Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet. 2006. Library of
Congress, Washington, D.C. 6 March 2006 <http://thomas.loc.gov/
• Randall, Vernellia. "Race, Racism, and the Law." World Wide Web Issues.
4 Feb. 2006. University of Dayton School of Law. 8 Feb. 2006
Author. "Title." Name of Website. Date page site was last updated.
Sponsoring organization or institution. Date accessed <URL
ENCYCLOPEDIA OR REFERENCE BOOK FROM THE WORLD WIDE WEB
• "Renaissance." Columbia Encyclopedia Online 2006. Yahoo Reference.
1 March 2006 <http://education.yahoo.com/reference/
Barlett, Donald and James B. Steele. "A Magic Way to Make Billions."
Time. 167 6 Mar. 2006: 1-4. 28 Feb. 2006
Author, "Title of Article." Title of Journal. Vol. & date of publication:
number or range of pages (if provided) Date of Access <URL
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ONLINE
Nelson, Bryn. "Saving Bobby." Newsday. 28 Feb. 2006
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATION ONLINE
U.S. Department of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Prevention. Second Chance: Giving Kids A Chance To Make A Better
Choice by Centeron Juvenile and Criminal Justice. May 2000.
17 Feb. 2006 <http://www.ncjrs.gov/index.html
VIDEO CLIP ONLINE
• "Hindenburg Broadcast." 6 May 1937. Online video clip.
Encarta Online Deluxe. 4 Nov. 2000
• Pablo Picasso. 2004. Arts4All. Online Video Clip.
United Streaming. 3 March 2006
"Description or title of video clip." Date of clip. Online video clip.
Title of hosting site. Date of download <URL
• Bush, George H. W. Interview. Academy of Achievement. 2 June 1995.
2 March 2006 <http://www.achievement.org
• Bush, George H. W. Interview with Tim Rusert. 7 Feb. 2004. Retrieved
2 March 2006 <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4179618
Although MLA style does not require the insertion of the word "Retrieved" or the word "Accessed" before the access date, you may wish to include one of these words to distinguish a retrieval date from a publication date.
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