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Bibliography Help: MLA

Uni students are often asked to complete papers and projects that require using and citing resources created by others. Use these resources to make your job easier.

Example Categories


Access these examples from the drop-down menu that appears when you rest your mouse on the MLA tab.

MLA Paper/Traditional

  • Article from a magazine
  • Article from a journal
  • Signed article from a daily newspaper
  • Unsigned article from a daily newspaper
  • Book by a single author
  • Book by a corporate author
  • Book with an editor

MLA Other Paper/Traditional Formats

  • Work in an anthology or collection
  • Signed article in a reference work
  • Unsigned article ina  reference work
  • Government Document
  • Pamphlet or Booklet
  • Unpublished manuscript, typescript, or letter
  • Interview

MLA Electronic/Online 

  • Websites
  • Articles from online databases (like Academic Search Premier or Lexis Nexis)
  • Articles from online magazines and journals
  • Articles from online newspapers
  • Editorials from online newspapers
  • Letters to the editor from online newspapers

MLA Other Electronic/Online

  • Online books
  • Email messages
  • Articles and other content from CD-ROMs
  • Videos or DVDs
  • Non-text web-based materials (artwork, sound and video clips, etc)
  • Web logs (aka "blogs")