MLA Format


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. 

Magazine article

Verini, James. "The Tunnels of Gaza." National Geographic Dec. 2012, pp. 673-674. 

Newspaper article

Hennigan, W. J. "FAA Grounds Entire Fleet of Boeing 787s." Los Angeles Times 17 Jan. 2013, p. A1. 

Motion picture

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Directed by George Lucas. Twentieth Century Fox, 1977.

Youtube Video

“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

Website

National Geographic. National Geographic Partners, 2015, https://www.nationalgeographic.com  

Blog post

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.

E-mail message

Potter, Morgan. "Re: Community Meeting Next Tuesday." Received by William Tell, 15 Nov. 2017.

Personal Interview

Ramirez, Zelda. Personal interview. 1 February 2013.

Published Interviews

Gaitskill, Mary. Interview with Charles Bock. Mississippi Review, vol. 27, no. 3, 1999, pp. 129-50

Podcast

“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.

 

Additional Resources

See a sample MLA Paper (Purdue OWL).