Citing Electronic Information
MLA Documentation Style
- 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:
“Our Company.” Springs Global. Springs Global Industries, 2009. Web. 21 Aug. 2009.
Citing an Article in an Electronic Journal:
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:
Skipp, Catharine. “Something Else to Worry About.” Newsweek. Newsweek, 12 Aug. 2009.
Web. 21 Aug. 2009.
Citing an Encylcopedia Article, Online:
“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.
Citing from InfoTrac:
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:
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.
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