MLA Handbook, 9th Edition
Basic MLA citation format
Author. Title. Title of container, Other contributors (translators or editors), Version (edition), Number (vol. and/or no.), Publisher, Publication Date, Location (pages, paragraphs URL or DOI). 2nd container’s title, Other contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication date, Location, Date of Access (if relevant).
Book by a single author
King, Stephen. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger. Grant, 1982.
Book by two or more authors
Pratchett, Terry and Neil Gaiman. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. Gollancz/Workman, 1990.
Book by three or more authors
Stein, Garth et al. Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices. Open Road Media, 2011.
Book by a corporate author
American Allergy Association. Allergies in Children. Random House, 1998.
Edited book or anthology
Larson, Gary. “Runaways.” Wiener Dog Art: A Far Side Collection, edited by Jake Morrisey, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1990, p. 60.
Article or chapter in edited book or anthology
Vásquez, Manuel. A. "Grappling with the Legacy of Modernity: Implications for the Sociology Of Religion." Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion, edited by Courtney Bender et al., Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 23-42.
Chapter in a volume in a series
Fairclough, Norman, and Ruth Wodak. “Critical Discourse Analysis.” Discourse Studies: A Multidisciplinary Introduction, edited by Teun van Dijk, vol. 2, Sage, 1997, pp. 258-284.
Article in a reference book
Tolchinsky, Liliana. "Childhood Conceptions of Literacy." Handbook of Children's Literacy, edited by Terezinha Nunes et al., 2004, pp. 11-29.
Verini, James. "The Tunnels of Gaza." National Geographic Dec. 2012, pp. 673-674.
Hennigan, W. J. "FAA Grounds Entire Fleet of Boeing 787s." Los Angeles Times 17 Jan. 2013, p. A1.
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Directed by George Lucas. Twentieth Century Fox, 1977.
“Horse Playing with Rubber Chicken.” YouTube, uploaded by Weedor, 8 January 2017, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXlY9pZUknY
Comment on a Website, Article, Blog, or Internet Video
Julianne R. Comment on “Breath of the Wild: Karaoke Grumps – PART 17 – Game Grumps.” YouTube, 28 Mar 2017, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntv7gs8izpI&lc=z23asxao
Episode of a Series on Netflix
“Baby.” Supernatural, season 11, episode 4, 2015, Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80120454?
Song on Spotify
Fox Academy. “Star Earring.” Rabbit, Many Hats Distribution, 2020, Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/track/4MmZwMUYzSGvF62MvRRsIb?si=6903a9a7ddc04852
National Geographic. National Geographic Partners, 2015, https://www.nationalgeographic.com
Kelly, Tamara. “Hookin on Hump Day #137: Link Party for the Yarny Arts.” Moogly, 17 Mar 2017, http://www.mooglyblog.com/hohd-137/. Accessed 30 Mar. 2017.
Potter, Morgan. "Re: Community Meeting Next Tuesday." Received by William Tell, 15 Nov. 2017.
Ramirez, Zelda. Personal interview. 1 February 2013.
Gaitskill, Mary. Interview with Charles Bock. Mississippi Review, vol. 27, no. 3, 1999, pp. 129-50
“Lunar Interlude V: Reunion Tour – Part 2.” The Adventure Zone, episode 59, from Maximum Fun, 23 Mar 2017, http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/adventure-zone.
See a sample MLA Paper (Purdue OWL).