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Citation and Documentation Guide

Guidelines and examples of citing information using MLA, APA, and other formats.

MLA: Online Books

Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. Ed. Henry Churchyard. 1996. Jane Austen Information Page. Web. 19 Feb. 2004.

Mill, John Stuart. The Subjection of Women. 4th ed. London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1878. Google Books. Web. 4 Mar. 2010.

Steed, Robert P., Lawrence W. Moreland, and Tod A. Baker, eds. Southern Parties and Elections: Studies in Regional Political Change. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 1997. NetLibrary. Web. 10 June 2004. 

MLA: Basic Format for Electronic Sources

The following elements should be listed in the numerical order in which they appear. If an element is not applicable, proceed directly to the next element, and continue to the final element of the citation:

  1. Name of the author, editor, narrator, performer, or translator of the work.
  2. Title of the work (italicized if the work is independent; in roman type and quotation marks if the work is part of a larger work).
  3. Title of the overall Web site (italicized), if distinct from item 2.
  4. Version or edition used (if applicable).
  5. Publisher or sponsor of the site; if not available use n.p.
  6. Date of publication (day, month, and year, as available); if nothing is available, use n.d.
  7. Medium of publication, e.g., Web.
  8. Date of access (day, month, and year).

MLA Resources