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Modern Language Association (MLA) Citation Style: Citing Internet Resources

This is a guide on how to use the Modern Language Association citation style. It provides examples of basic formats for sources using MLA Style.

Online Articles

For information on citing journal articles found online, see the "Citing Articles" section.

Internet Resources

Internet Example (only available on the Web):

Format:

Author. Title. Publisher (if no publisher use:  N.p.).
 

Date of publication (if not available use:  n.d.).
 

Publication medium. Date of access.
 

Example:
What is MLA style. Modern Language Association. 2009. Web.

            22 October 2009.

 

YouTube Videos

Format:

         Author(s). Title. Date of publication. Title of Web site.
 

                  Date of access.
 

Example:

         University of St. Thomas. Location Location Location/University
 

                  of St. Thomas. 2010. YouTube. Web. 14 December 2011.

 

Blog Posts

Blog posts citations are similar to basic Web sites (see 
         Internet Resources in left column).

Format:

          Author(s). "Title of post." Web site name. Publisher. 
 

                  Posting date. Medium. Date of access.
 

Example:

         Gjelten, Dan and Linda Hulbert. "Electronic books in
 

                  the academic library - a complicated and dynamic
 

                  phenomenom." UST Libraries Blog. University of St.
 

                  Thomas Libraries. Web. 3 April 2012.

Twitter posts

For more specific information on citing Tweets, check out the
            MLA FAQ.

Format:

            Author (User Name, if known). "Entire text of tweet." 
 

                     Date of message, Time of message. Medium. 
 

Example:

               USTLibraries. "Does Library use=Better grades? According
 

                     to one study it may: "Huddersfield University Library
 

                     staff have...http://fb.me/1mmzYtu61." 16 March 2012,
 

                     12:59 p.m. Tweet.

Podcasts

Format:

       Author(s). Title. Publisher. Date. MP3file.

Example:

       Ashbrook, Tom. On Point with Tom Ashbrook: How

                   the Vietnam War resonates 40 years after the

                   fall of Saigon.
National Public Radio. April 29, 2015.

                   MP3 file.