How to cite different kinds of
• In text; cite with the author’s name and page
“Tea is known as the greatest beverage of all time
(Biggs, 222). “
• If the author’s name appears in the sentence, just
use the page number.
• “Biggs argues that tea is the greatest beverage of
all time (222).”
• Works cited;
Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. City of
Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.
Medium of Publication.
• In text; use the name of creator/uploader.
“Many people in Norway are perplexed by the call
of the fox (Ylvis)
Author’s Name or Poster’s Username. “Title of
Image or Video.” Media Type
Text. Name of Website. Name of Website’s
Publisher, date of posting. Medium. date
Ylvis. “What Does the Fox Say?” Online video clip.
Youtube. Youtube, September 3rd, 2013. Web.
November 5th, 2013.
Lectures, speeches, addresses,
readings, and other web video
• In text use the presenter’s last name.
“There are some major problems with our modern diet
• Speaker (last name, first name). “Title of Presentation.”
Sponsoring Organization, date of presentation. Web.
Date of access (day month year).
Bittman, Mark. “What’s Wrong with What We
Eat.” TEDTalks, Dec. 2007. Web. 18 May 2009.
An Article in a Scholarly Journal
• In text; Use the author’s last name and the page
number (if applicable)
“Television can be very relaxing (Duvall, 25)
• Works cited; Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of
Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages. Medium of
Duvall, John N. "The (Super)Marketplace of Images:
Television as Unmediated Mediation in
DeLillo's White Noise." Arizona Quarterly50.3
(1994): 127-53. Print.
• In text; Author’s name.
Author and/or editor names (if available)
Article name in quotation marks (if applicable)
Title of the Website, project, or book in italics.
Any version numbers available, including revisions, posting dates,
volumes, or issue numbers.
Publisher information, including the publisher name and publishing
Take note of any page numbers (if available).
Medium of publication.
Date you accessed the material.
URL in <>s(if required, or for your own personal reference; MLA
does not require a URL).
• Editor, author, or compiler name (if
available). Name of Site. Version number.
Name of institution/organization affiliated
with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of
resource creation (if available). Medium of
publication. Date of access. <web address>
Aristotle. Poetics. Trans. S. H. Butcher. The
Internet Classics Archive. Web Atomic and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 13
Sept. 2007. Web. 4 Nov. 2008.
• In text- Author’s name.
• Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of
Periodical Day Month Year: pages. Medium of
Buchman, Dana. "A Special Education." Good
Housekeeping Mar. 2006: 143-48. Print.
• In text; Author’s last name, plus line numbers
• Works cited; no specific guidelines, follow the
rules of where you found the poem (book,
Burns, Robert. "Red, Red Rose." 100 Best-Loved
Poems. Ed. Philip Smith. New York: Dover,
1995. 26. Print.