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MLA Style Guide, 7th Edition: Web Publications

This is a guide for MLA Style. It is based on the Modern Language Association of America's MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition.

Web Publications

Material Type           In-text Citation              Works Cited                                                        

Online book

(Nevitte 114)             

Nevitte, Neil. The Decline of Deference: Canadian Value Change in Cross-National Perspective. Orchard Park, NY: Broadview P. Web. 23 Dec. 2010.            

Part of a book from an online database (chapter, essay, piece)

(Rosenfelt 427)   

Rosenfelt, Deborah S. "Tillie Olsen." The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story. Ed. Blanche H. Gelfant. New York: Columbia UP, 2000. 423-30. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 17 May 2012.

Online newspaper article


Bolivar, Lawrence. "Treasure Coast Bird Count Shows Decline of Species Unable to Adapt to Urbanization." TC Palm [Stuart] 13 Jan. 2011: n. pag. Web. 14 Jan. 2011.

Online journal article (Dematrakopoulus 55)

Dematrakopoulus, Stephanie A. "Maternal Bonds as Devourers of Women's Individuation in Toni Morrison's Beloved." African American Review 26.1 (1992): 51-59. Web. 2 June 2011.

Page on a website (Potter)

Potter, Michelle. "Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Life." n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2011.

Entire website


(Purdue Online)

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). The Writing Lab, the OWL at Purdue, the English Dept. and Purdue U, 2011. Web. 5 June 2011.

Editor, author, compiler name. Name of Site. Version. Name of institution/organization (sponsor or publisher), date of creation. Web. Date of access.   

Blog posting (Bachan)

Bachan, Kyle. "Still Searching Out Zora Neale Hurston." Ms. blog. Ms. Magazine, 2 Feb. 2011. Web. 22 Apr. 2011.

Email          (House)                     

House, Dale. "Re: Open Source Journals." Message to Mary Kondie. 1 Dec. 2008. E-mail.

Digital film  (Answering)

Answering Interview Questions. Films Media Group, 2010. Films on Demand. Web. 11 Aug. 2011. 

Title of the film. Distributor, Year. Database or Website. Medium (Web). Date of access.