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Citation Style Guide

MLA Style help resources

Changes have been made to MLA style and are indicated in the the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook. For more information and examples, please use these sources:

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) MLA Style 


Modern Language Association (MLA) Style Center


*Citation examples from Purdue OWL*


Journal or Newspaper Citations

Below are sample citations for the most common and general electronic resources, based on the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook If you have a print copy of the Handbook, please refer to Part Two, section 2.


Duvall, John N. "The (Super)Marketplace of Images: Television as Unmediated Mediation in DeLillo's White Noise." Arizona Quarterly, vol. 50, no. 3, 1994, pp. 127-53.



Brubaker, Bill. "New Health Center Targets County's Uninsured Patients." Washington Post, 24 May 2007, p. LZ01.


Book, eBook and Chapter in a book

Print book:

Gillespie, Paula, and Neal Lerner. The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring. Allyn and Bacon, 2000.



Silva, Paul J. How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. E-book, American Psychological Association, 2007.


Chapter in a book: 

Harris, Muriel. "Talk to Me: Engaging Reluctant Writers." A Tutor's Guide: Helping Writers One to One, edited by Ben Rafoth, Heinemann, 2000, pp. 24-34.

Website references


@tombrokaw. “SC demonstrated why all the debates are the engines of this campaign.” Twitter, 22 Jan. 2012, 3:06 a.m.,

Page on a website:

Lundman, Susan. “How to Make Vegetarian Chili.” eHow, Accessed 6 July 2015.