MLA Quick Guide

Introduction

Welcome to our quick guide for citing sources following the guidelines set out in the MLA Handbook (8th ed.). Scan the list for the type of citation you need and click on the link to find detailed instructions.

All Citations

Books

Book (basic format)
Book with multiple authors
Book with no author
Book with editor
Book with author and editor
Book with other contributors
Essay collection or anthology
Book with introduction or afterword
Comic book
Reference work
Edition of a book
Multi-volume work
Book with original publication date
Book with city of publication
Bible 
Dissertation

Articles

Article (basic format)
Scholarly article
Scholarly article from a database
Special issue
Article in a book
Magazine article
Newspaper article
Review
Editorial or letter to the editor
Article with unusual page numbering

Electronic Sources

Entire website
Page of a website
Online article
E-book
Video on a website
Comment on a web page
Email

Other Sources

Film
TV show
Audio recording
Musical score
Podcast
Performance
Presentation
Interview

 

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