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Citing Bibliographic Sources: MLA: Online Style

The Recommended Style Manual for English Majors

Online Style Manuals

For more information on how to cite sources using MLA, visit the following resources:

Elements of a Standard Entry

Author’s name. 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). Title of the overall Web site (italicized), if distinct from title of work. Version or edition used. Publisher or sponsor of the site: if not available use N.p..Date of publication. Medium of publication (Web). Date of access. For instructors or editors that still wish to require the use of URLs, MLA suggests that the URL appear in angle brackets after the date of access. Break URLs only after slashes.

Entire Internet Site

Center of Electronic Texts in the Humanities. Feb. 2004. The Scholarly Communication Center,  Rutgers University. Web. 16 July 2004.

Government Publication

United States. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Office of Policy Development & Research. 1998 Final Fair Market Rent Data. 1997. Web.  1 July 2004.

Article from Library Full Text Database

Anderson, Kelli. “Tour de Lance: Lance Armstrong’s Drive for an Unprecedented Six in a Row Begins.” Sports Illustrated 99.4  (2003):  50- . Expanded Academic ASAP. InfoTrac. Leslie F. Malpass Library, Macomb, IL. Web. 15 July 2004. 


Article from an Online Journal

Nichols, Stephen G. “Picture, Image and Subjectivity in Medieval Culture.” MLN 108.4 (1993): 617-637. Project MuseWeb. 16 July 2004.

Online Book

101 Great Resumes. Ed. Career Press. Franklin Lakes: Career Press, 1996. 14 July 2004 <>.

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