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MLA Style 8th edition: Electronic Sources - Most Frequently Used

Electronic Sources

 

Follow this model for your citation.  Pay special attention to the punctuation and indentation. Enter the elements that apply to your source.

Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of the article.” Title of the journal, First name Last name of any other     

      contributors (if applicable), Version (if applicable), Numbers (such as a volume and issue number), 

      Publisher, Publication date, Page numbers. Title of the database, URL or DOI.

     

Example from Academic Search Complete:

Meckler, Laura, and Greg Hitt. "Obama Open to Health Overhaul Without Public Plan." Wall Street Journal - Eastern

     Edition, vol. 253, no.146, 24 June 2009, p.6. Academic Search Complete, jwupvdz-idm-oclc-    

     org.jwunmiz.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.jwunmiz.idm.oclc.org/docview/399045562?  

     accountid=1363.

 

Example from Criminal Justice Database:

Quinlan, Andrea.  "Suspect Survivors: Police Investigation Practices in Sexual Assault Cases in Ontario, Canada"  Women & Criminal  

      Justice,  vol.26, no.4, Sep-Oct 2016, 301-318.Criminal Justice. 

      doi: http://dx.doi.org.jwunmiz.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/08974454.2015.1124823

 

 

 

Follow this model for your citation.  Pay special attention to the punctuation and indentation. Enter the elements that apply to your source.

Author’s Last name, First name (if listed). “Title of the Article or Individual Page.” Title of the website, Name of the 

     publisher,  Date of publication, URL.

 

Example: Online Newspaper No Author (also published in print)

"​R.I. Could Get Access To $4 Million In Federal Funds For Opioid Services." Providence Journal, Gatehouse Media LLC, 14 Jun.          

      2016, www.providencejournal.com/news/20160614/ri-could-get-access-to-4-million-in-federal-funds-for-                    

      opiod-services.

Example: Online Magazine (also published in print)

Samuelson, Kate. "Delta is Cancelling 250 More Flights Following Power Outage." Time8 Aug.    

      2016, time.com/4444594/delta-airlines-cancelling-250-more-flights/?xid=homepage.

 

Follow this model for your citation.  Pay special attention to the punctuation and indentation. Enter the elements that apply to your source.

Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of the Article or Individual Page.” Title of the website, Name of the 

     publisher,  Date of publication, URL.

 

Tedford, Deborah. "In New Hampshire, Obama Defends Health Care Plan." NPR,

      11 Aug. 2009, www.npr.org/2009/08/11/111776077/in-new-hampshire-obama-defends-health-

      care-plan.

 

Follow this model for your citation.  Pay special attention to the punctuation and indentation. Enter the elements that apply to your source.

Author’s last name, First name. “Title of the chapter or section.” Title of the e-book, Translated by or edited by   

     First name  Last name, Vol. number, Publisher, Year of publication, page number(s). Title of the web site or

     database, URL.

     

Example of an ebook from Ebrary:

Tantalean, Henry. Peruvian Archeology: A Critical History, Routledge, 2016. Ebrary,     

      site.ebrary.com.jwunmiz.idm.oclc.org/lib/jwu-northmiami/detail.action?docID=10886935.

 

Example of a chapter from an ebook from Ebook Academic Collection:

Soames, Scott. "David Lewis' Place in Analytical Philosophy." Analytic Philosophy in America: And Other Historical           

     and Contemporary Essays. Princeton University Press, 2015, 135-166. Ebook Academic Collection

     search.ebscohost.com.jwunmiz.idm.oclc.org/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e000xna&AN=667982&site=ehost-live. 

 

Ebook from an e-reader (no URL):

Hawkins, Paula. The Girl on the Train. Kindle ed., Riverhead Books, 2015.

 

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Basic Citation Elements

If you cannot find some of the information for citing websites, cite what is available in the order listed below.

  1. Author's Name (last name, first name)
  2. Title of Work. Place the title in quotation marks.
  3. Title of the container or source.
  4. Publisher, Sponsor, or Organization.
  5. Date of Publication.
  6. Web address, URL, or DOI

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