Examples of MLA Documentation of Online Sources
Web site with an author:
Rodrigues, Dawn. "The Research Paper and the World
Wide Web." January 1997.
28 January 1998
Web site without an author given:
"MLA Style." MLA on the Web. Nov. 1997. 28
Book accessed electronically:
Shaw, Bernard. Pygmalion. 1916. Bartleby Archive. 6 Mar.
Article in a journal:
Winston, Patricia. "A Double Spirit of Teaching:
What Shakespeare's Teachers Teach Us."
Early Modern Literary Studies
Special Issue 8(1997): 8.1-31. 18 January 1998
Article in a Magazine:
Viagas, Robert, and David Lefkowitz. "Capeman Closing
Mar. 28." Playbill 5 Mar. 1998.
Article in a reference database:
Matchie, Thomas. "Literary Continuity in Sandra Cisneros's
'The House on Mango Street.'"
The Midwest Quarterly 37.1 (1995): 67-80. Infoseek
Search Bank. Expanded Academic Index.28 January 1998
As you may have noticed from the examples, some of the URLs
(uniform resource locators) are intricate and long. Perhaps the
most important thing to remember as you document your sources is
to type every letter, number, symbol, and space accurately. Any
error makes it impossible to retrieve your source. In addition,
since electronic sources tend to be transitory, printing a hard
copy of your sources will make it easier for you to cite
accurately and provide evidence for your documentation.