) Citing Information

MLA: online sources

Citations for electronic resources are, by and large, the same as for their print equivalents, with the addition of subscription information for databases, access dates, and URLs. Once again, examples are presented here single-spaced for clarity, but should appear double-spaced in a works-cited page. URLs are not always required in MLA, but should be included to help readers locate a source, or if your instructor requires them.

Website (view detail)

Willett, Perry, ed. Victorian Women Writers Project. Indiana U, Apr. 1997. Web. 16 Apr. 2009.

Course Home Page (view detail)

Haas, Stephanie. "Introduction to Database Concepts and Applications." School of Information and Library Science. U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jan.-May 2007. Web. 16 Apr. 2009.

Blog Post (view detail)

Kincaid, Jason. "The Sorry State of Online Privacy." TechCrunch. n.p., 26 Apr. 2009. Web. 28 Apr. 2009.

Newspaper Article without an Author, Retrieved from an Online Database (view detail)

"Gardening Experts Give Insights on Plants that Grow Well Here." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 28 Apr. 2002. LexisNexis Academic. Web. 15 Oct. 2002.

Full-text Article, Retrieved from an Online Database (view detail)

Reider, Noriko T. "The Appeal of Kaidan Tales of the Strange." Asian Folklore Studies 59.2 (2000): 265-84. Academic Search Premier. Web. 6 Feb. 2002.

Article from a Scholarly Journal (Online) (view detail)

Windholz, Anne M. "An Emigrant and a Gentleman: Imperial Masculinity, British Magazines, and the Colony That Got Away." Victorian Studies 42.4 (1999/2000): 631-58. Project Muse. Web. 27 Feb. 2002.

Art (Photo of an Image) (view detail)

Cassatt, Mary. Mother and Child. Wichita Art Museum, Wichita. American Painting: 1560-1913. By John Pearce. New York: McGraw, 1964. Slide 22. Print.

Images From A Website/Image Database (view detail)

Motley, Archibald John, Jr. Mending Socks. 1924. Oil on canvas. Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC. ARTstor. Web. 30 Nov. 2010.

Motion Picture (view detail)
Provide the title of the film, the director, the film's distribution company, and the year of release. Between the title and the distributor you may also list other parties that are relevant to your paper or that will help with identification of the film, including screenwriters, actors, producers, etc.

Gigli. Screenplay by Martin Brest. Dir. Martin Brest. Perf. Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, and Christopher Walken. Columbia, 2003. DVD.

YouTube Video (view detail)
The MLA does not currently propose a citation style for YouTube videos. Until it does, the following format, which is based on MLA standards for other media formats, is the most acceptable for citing YouTube videos:

Real Grumpy Cat. "The Original Grumpy Cat!" Online Video Clip. YouTube. YouTube, 25 Sept. 2012. Web. 31 July 2015.