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Style Guides: MLA ELECTRONIC

MLA ELECTRONIC

MLA Style (Electronic Sources)

Based on MLA Handbook of Writers of Research Papers 7th ed.

 

MLA format requires all references be double-spaced.  Use 12-pt. Times New Roman.

 

General Format For Electronic Sources

  • Author name - if no author begin with the title of the work
  • Title of work
  • Print-like publication information - if it is applicable, use print-like information as used on MLA (Print Sources).
  • Use the following for missing information:

                n.page for missing page number

                n.p. for missing publisher

                n.d. for missing date

  • Electronic publication information - If applicable, include the name of the Web site or database (italicized) and the medium.
  • Access information - include the date that you accessed the work. Only include the URL if is is necessary to locate the work or if required by your instructor.  Typically, do not include the URL of a Web page since most works can be found by searching the author and title.  When you do include a URL it is followed by the access date, a period, and a space.  It is enclosed in angle brackets and is followed by a period.

 

 

Book

Allen, Carolyn. Following Djuna: Women and the Erotics of Loss. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.

     Net Library. Web. 1 Apr. 2004..

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History. Oxford Press, 2009. Oxford Reference Online. Web. 18 June 2009.

 

Encyclopedia Article

"Fresco." Britannica Online. 2009. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Web. 8 May 2009.

 

Journal Article

Moon, Sung, Rebecca Hegar, and Jamie Page. "TANF Status, Ethnicity, and the Early School Success." Children & Youth

     Services Review 31.8 (2009): 854-863. Academic Search Complete. Web. 18 June, 2009.

Santi, Enrico Mario. "Fresa y Chocolate: The Rhetoric of Cuban Reconciliation." MLN 113.2 (1998): 407-425.

     JSTOR. Web. 12 Dec. 2003.

 

Journal Article - Web Only

Paik, Peter Voonsuk. "Smart Bombs, Serial Killing, and the Rapture: The Vanishing Bodies of Imperial Apocalyptic."

     Postmodern Culture 14.1 (2003): n. pag. Web 12 Dec. 2003.

Web Site

Barrat, Vanessa X., and BethAnn Berliner. "Examining Independent Study High Schools in California."  U.S. Department

     of Education. June 2009. Web. 19 June 2009.

"A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples." Div. of Classics, Dept. of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures, &

     Cultures, U of Kenturcky, n.d. Web. http://www.ukt.edu/ArtsSciences/Classics/rhetoric.html  [1 Apr. 2004].

Government Document

United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bonnie and Clyde Redux: The Year of the Gangster, Part 3.

     Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, 2009. Web. 19 June 2009.

OR

United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bonnie and Clyde Redux: The Year of the Gangster. Part 3.

     Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, 2009. Web. http://www.fbi.gov/page2/

     may09/bonnieandclyde_052709.html [19 June 2009].

 

Newspaper Article

Beidel, Eric. "City Developer's Financial Problems May Spell End for Aged, Beloved Oak." The Winchester Star

     19 June 2009: n.pag. Web 19, June 2009.