MLA Examples


Journal article from a library database

Format:

Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Journal, Volume, Issue, Publication date, Page numbers. Title of Database, DOI. Example with DOI

If the DOI is not available, replace it with the URL. Example with URL

Magazine article found online

Format:

Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine, Volume (if available), Issue (if available), Publication date, URL. Date of access (optional). Example

Book

Format:

Author(s). Title of Book. Publisher, Publication date. Example

Essay from a book

Format:

Author(s). “Title of Essay.” Title of Book, Other contributors, Publisher, Publication date, Page numbers. Example

eBook

Format:

Author(s). Title of eBook. Publisher, Publication Date. Title of Database or Website, URL. Example

Online reference article

Format:

Author(s) (if available). “Title of Article.” Title of Reference Work, Other contributors, Publisher (if available), Publication date (if available), URL. Date of access (optional). Examples

Religious text found online

Format:

Title of Book. Other contributors (if available), Version (if available), Publisher, Publication date. Title of Website, URL. Date of access (optional). Example

Page from a website

Format:

Author (if available). “Title of Web Page.” Title of Website, Publisher (if available), Publication date (if available), URL. Date of access. Example

Video clip found on YouTube

Format:

Author (if available). “Title of Video.” Title of Website, uploaded by (Other contributors), Publication date (if available), URL. Date of access. Example

Coursepack

Format:

Author(s). “Title of Source.” Title of Coursepack, Other contributors (Teacher), Publisher, Publication date, page numbers (of coursepack). Example


Other Resources
For more examples visit the OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University.

Create hanging indents using Word (Sacred Heart University Library)