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How To Cite References Using MLA Style

Examples of MLA Citation Style for use in Works Cited Lists.

MLA Examples - Electronic Resources


Neyhart, David. "Re: Online Tutoring." Received by Joe Barbato, 1 Dec. 2016.

Book originally in print found online

Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Golden Bug.” Short Stories for English Courses, edited by Rosa M.R. Mikels, 2004. Project Gutenberg,

Article/Page on a web site

Lundman, Susan. "How to Make Vegetarian Chili." eHow, Accessed 5 March 2017.

(Note: Always include date of access when no specific publication/edit date is listed.)

Online government report

United States, Congress, Senate, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearing on the Geopolitics of Oil. Government Printing Office, 2007. 110th Congress, 1st session, Senate Report 111-8,

Listserve, discussion group, or blog posting

Salmar1515 [Sal Hernandez]. “Re: Best Strategy: Fenced Pastures vs. Max Number of Rooms?” BoardGameGeek, 29 Sept. 2008, Accessed 5 Apr. 2009.

Newsletter found online with no page info

Puzzanchera, Charles. "Juvenile Arrests 2007." Juvenile Justice Bulletin (Apr. 2009): n.pag. National Criminal Justice Reference Service. Web. 8 May 2009.


MLA Style Guides