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MLA Style Guide, 7th Edition: Other Common Sources

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.

Other Common Sources

Material Type           In-text Citation              Works Cited                                                        
Interview published or broadcast (5.7.7)       (Gordimer)

Gordimer, Nadine. Interview. New York Times 10 Oct. 1991, late ed.: C25. Print

Wiesel, Elie. Interview by Ted Koppel. Nightline. ABC. WABC, New York. 18 Apr. 2002. Television. 

Interview conducted by you


Smith, Jiles. Personal interview. 8 July 2007.

Email (House)

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

Television or Radio Broadcast (5.7.1)


"Frederick Douglass." Civil War Journal. Narr. Danny Glover. Dir. Craig Haffner. Arts and Entertainment Network. 6 Apr. 1993. Television.

Title of the segment (quotes); title of the program (italicized); contributor names; network name; call letters and city; broadcast date; medium.

Podcast (Conan)

Conan, Neal. "World Trade Center Attack." Talk of the Nation. Natl. Public Radio, 11 Sept. 2001. Audio podcast. 6 June 2011. 


Video Blog (i.e., YouTube) (Profeta)                                    

Profeta, Katie. "Western Style Horse Competition." Parelli. YouTube, 12 Mar. 2009. Web. 31 Aug. 2009.



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

Film (5.7.3) (Slumdog)

Slumdog Millionaire. Prod. Christian Colson. Dir. Danny Boyle. Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2009. Film.

Digital film (on the Web, 5.6.2d)    (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.

CD (5.7.2) (Beatles)

The Beatles. "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds." Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. EMI, 2009. CD.

Electronic book (read on an eReader device i.e. Nook, Kindle, etc.)

(Austen 101) or (Austen Ch. 5, location 13, par. 3)

If ebook has no page numbers, use descriptive location.

Austen, Jane. Sense and Sensibility. N.p.: Superior Formatting, 2010. Nook digital file.