Note: These examples follow the format described in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition).
A WORK FROM A LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION DATABASE
Example from Academic Search Premier
Byrd-Bredbenner, C., and D. Grasso. "Health, Medicine, and Food Messages in
Television Commercials during 1992 and 1998." Journal of School Health 70
(1997): 61-65. Academic Search Premier. Web. 13 April 2000.
Example from America: History and Life
Houck, Davis W. and Mihaela Nocasian. "FDR's First Inaugural Address: Text, Context,
and Reception." Rhetoric & Public Affairs 5.4 (2002): 649-678. America: History &
Life. Web. 19 August 2003.
Example from Art Full Text
DeVonyar, Jill and Richard Kendall. "The Class of 1881: Degas, Drawing and the Little
Dancer Aged Fourteen." Master Drawings 41.2 (2003): 151-162. Art Full Text.
Web. 23 September 2003.
Example from ERIC (journal article)
Gang, Marjorie and Linda S. Siegel. "Sound-Symbol Learning in Children with
Dyslexia." Journal of Learning Disabilities 35.2 (2002): 137-157. ERIC. Web.
17 July 2003.
Example from JSTOR
Knight, Frank H. "Bertrand Russell on Power." Ethics 49.3 (1939): 253-285. JSTOR.
Web. 22 September 2003.
Example from Lexis-Nexis
Wedner, Diane. "Personal Best: A Close-up Look at People Who Matter; Student Rallies
Volunteers to Help Kids Read." Los Angeles Times 18 June 1998: B3. Lexis-Nexis.
Web. 4 October 1998.
Example from LION (Literature Online)
Austin, Linda M. "Emily Bronte's Homesickness." Victorian Studies: an International
Journal of Social, Political, and Cultural Studies 44.4 (2002): 573-596. LION
(Literature Online). Web. 4 May 2003.
Example from MLA International Bibliography
Atchley, Clinton P.E. "Reconsidering the Ghost in Hamlet: Cohesion or Coercion?"
Philological Review 28.2 (2002): 5-20. MLA International Bibliography. Web.
28 January 2003.
Example from ScienceDirect
Fatta, D., D. Naoum, and M. Loizidou. "Integrated Environmental Monitoring and
Simulation System for Use as a Management Decision Support Tool in Urban Areas."
Journal of Environmental Management 64.4 (2002): 333-343. ScienceDirect.
Web. 5 April 2003.
Example from Sociological Abstracts
Krassa, Michael A. "Social Groups, Selective Perception, and Behavioral Contagion in
Public Opinion." Social Networks 10.2 (1988):109-136. Sociological Abstracts.
Web. 21 September 2002.
OTHER ELECTRONIC SOURCES
An entire web site with an author
Bivens-Tatum, R.W. The Shakespeare Question: Who Really Wrote the Works of
William Shakespeare? R.W. Bivens-Tatum, 2006. Web. 4 Mar. 2009.
An entire web site with a corporate author
United States. Dept. of State. Overview of the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). Dept. of State, 3 Mar. 2009. Web. 4 Mar. 2009.
An entire web site with an unknown author
Margaret Sanger Papers Project. Hist. Dept., New York U, 18 Oct. 2000. Web.
18 June 2003.
An entire web site with an editor
Willett, Perry, ed. Victorian Women Writers Project. Indiana U, 26 June 2002. Web.
5 Apr. 2008.
An entire web site with no title
Holmes, Claire. Home page. Towson University, 26 Nov. 2008. Web. 14 Feb. 2009.
A short work from a web site with an author
Brunsdon, Charlotte. "Inspector Morse." Encyclopedia of Television. The Museum of
Broadcast Communication, n.d. Web. 8 Oct. 2004.
A short work from a web site without an author
"This Day in Technology History: August 20." History Channel.com. History Channel,
14 May 2002. Web. 21 Sept. 2007.
An online book
Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. Ed. Henry Churchyard. 1996. Jane Austen
Information Page. Web. 6 Sept. 2002.
Part of an online book
Keats, John. "Ode on a Grecian Urn." Poetical Works. Ed. Steven van Leeuwen. 1884.
N. pag. Bartleby.com: Great Books Online. Web. 5 May 2002.
An article from an online journal
Sengers, Phoebe. "Cultural Informatics: Artificial Intelligence and the Humanities."
Surfaces 8.107 (1999): 1-58. Web. 6 Feb. 2005.
An article in an online magazine
Peterson, Tobias. "Another Kind of Rally: Monster Truckin' in a New America."
PopMatters.com. PopMatters.com, 2 Feb. 2009. Web. 4 Mar. 2009.
An article in an online newspaper
Biersdorfer, J.D. "Religion Finds Technology." New York Times . New York Times,
16 May 2002. Web. 10 Dec. 2002.
An entire weblog (blog)
Bittman, Mark. Bitten: Mark Bittman on Food. The New York Times, 19 Feb. 2009.
Web. 28 Feb. 2009.
An entry in a weblog (blog)
Wheeler, Linda. "A Modern Day Fight Over Re-enactment." A House Divided: A Blog
About the Civil War. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2008. Web. 3 Jan. 2009.
An email or text message (two acceptable styles)
Boyle, Anthony T. "Re: Utopia." Message to Daniel J. Cahill. 21 June 1997. E-mail
Harner, James L. Message to the author. 20 Aug. 2002. Text message.