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Citing Electronic Information
MLA Documentation Style

Susan Silverman
Winthrop University
Fall 2009

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Notes:

  • For additional and more detailed explanations, consult the following sources located at the reference desk:
    • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition, (2009)
    • MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd edition, (2008)

  • All information on the Works Cited page is double-spaced. Begin each entry flush with the left margin and indent any subsequent lines five spaces.

  • Italics are used instead of underlining.

  • All entries included in the Works Cited page must include the medium of publication. Most of these will be either print or web; but could be film, DVD, VHS, microfilm, etc.

  • For all web sources, include the date of access (day, month, and year) at the end of the citation.
    • In parenthetical references in the text, works on the World Wide Web are cited just like printed works.

Citing a Company Web page:

Example:

“Our Company.” Springs Global. Springs Global Industries, 2009. Web. 21 Aug. 2009.

Citing an Article in an Electronic Journal:

Example:

Wanzek, Jeanne. “Students Demonstrating Persistent Low Response to Reading Intervention:
Three Case Studies.” Learning Disabilities Research and Practice 24.3 (2009): 151-163.
Web. 21 Aug. 2009.

Citing an Article in an Electronic Magazine:

Example:

Skipp, Catharine. “Something Else to Worry About.” Newsweek. Newsweek, 12 Aug. 2009.
Web. 21 Aug. 2009.

Citing an Encylcopedia Article, Online:

Example:

“Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Encyclopaedia
Britannica, 2009. Web. 21 Aug. 2009.

Citing from EBSCOhost:

Bodine, Ann. “School Uniforms, Academic Achievement, and Uses of Research.” Journal
of Educational Research 97.2 (2003): 67-71. Academic Search Complete. Web. 21 Aug.
2009.

Citing from InfoTrac:

Example:

Comaro, Avery. “The College PC: A Machine Revved Up for Serious Fun.” U.S. News and
World Report 14 Aug. 2000: 48. InfoTrac PowerSearch. Web. 21 Aug. 2009.

Citing from LexisNexis Academic:

Example:

Bruce, Allison. “Winthrop Ceremony Offers Taste of Student Life.” The Herald 23 Aug. 2000: 1A. LexisNexis Academic. Web. 21 Aug. 2009.

School District of Abington Township, Pennsylvania v. Schempp. 374 US 203-320. Supreme Court of the US. 17 June 1963. LexisNexis Academic. Web. 21 Aug. 2009.

For additional information, consult the following web sites:

http://www.mla.org/

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/05

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