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MLA Citation

How to cite sources in the 8th edition of MLA style

Basic Website Citation

Basic Format

Author Last, First. "Page title." Website title, contribution by First Last, Publisher, Publication date, URL. 

Note: the publisher of a website is not required if it is effectively the same as the website title.


James, Michael. "Race." Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Edward N. Zalta, Stanford University, 17 February 2016, 

"Ohio Cartoonists." Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, The Ohio State University Libraries, February 2016, 

Cliffe, Nicole. "How I Pray." The Toast, 13 October 2015,

Parks, Tim. "Why Write in English?" NYR Daily, The New York Review of Books, 18 April 2016, 

Multimedia Sources

Basic Format

Author. Media Title. Publisher, Publication date. Website, URL. 

Author. "Media Title." Work or Series Title, Number, Publisher, Publication date. Website, URL. 


Sarkeesian, Anita. The Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Feminist Frequency, 22 March 2011. YouTube, 

"Four Weddings and a Funeral (Minus Three Weddings and a Funeral)." Happy Endings, season 2, episode 21, Sony Pictures Television, 04 April 2012. Hulu,,p20,s2,d0. 

Lamar, Kendrick. "King Kunta." To Pimp a Butterfly, Aftermath / Interscope, 2015, 

Schinsky, Rebecca Joines and Amanda Nelson. "The Internet Illuminati." The Book Riot Podcast, no. 139, Book Riot, 11 January 2016,