MLA Stylesheet - Community College of Southern Nevada

Electronic Sources


WWW (World Wide Web) Sites

To cite files from the World Wide Web give the author's name (if known), the full title of the site underlined, the name of any institution or organization affiliated with the site (if known), the date of access, and the web site address. If web addresses must be continued on another line, divide them after the slash mark.

Boynick, Matt. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 15 Feb. 2000 <http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/

       cmp/mozart.html>.

Facts about Fluoride: Fluorides and Fluoridation. American Dental Association.

       10 Feb. 1997 <http://www.ada.org/consumer/fluoride/articles/fa01.html>.

When giving the parenthetical citation in the body of the paper, include the author's last name (or a shortened version if written by a corporate author with a long name) and the page number on which the quoted material appears. If no page numbers are available, use paragraph numbers or screen numbers. Electronic sources with no pagination or other type of reference markers cannot be cited by page number. Such works are usually cited in their entirety and often by title. See "Citing Entire Works". Refer to the current edition of the MLA Handbook for details. To locate the author, look at the beginning of the web page or at the end to see whose name follows the symbol. Examples: (Boynick, screen 2) (Facts, screen 7)

Online Databases

Entries for articles from an online periodical (journal, magazine, newspaper) database (such as EBSCOhost, Electric Library, and General BusinessFile ASAP) should include: name of the author (if given); title of the document "in quotes"; title of the periodical underlined; volume number (if given), issue number (if given), year of date of publication, number of pages or paragraphs (if given), the name of the database used (underlined), the name of the service (if given), library and city, and the date of access. If you know the URL (website address) of the service's home page, give it, in angle brackets, immediately after the date of access.

Franklin, Josephine. "Corporate Universities on the Rise." Training and Education

        23 Dec. 2000: 4-9. Expanded Academic ASAP. Infotrac Web. Community College

        of S. Nevada Lib., Las Vegas 14 Feb. 2001 <http://web1.infotrac.galegroup.com/>.

In general, the correct citation format is as follows:

Author Name. "Essay Title." Name of Reference Book (if given). Year of Publication of 

        Reference Book or Article. Name of Database. Name of Service (if given). Library 

        and City. Date of Access. <URL (website address) of the Service's Home Page>.

If no author is listed, begin citation with title of essay/article.

Edwards, John. "Smith: Overview." Reference Guide to American Literature Criticism. 1994.

         Literature Resource Center. GaleNet. Community College of S. Nevada Lib., 

         Las Vegas. 10 May 2001. <http://www.galenet.com>.

"Saul Bellow." Contemporary Authors. 2001. Literature Resource Center. GaleNet.

         Community College of S. Nevada Lib., Las Vegas. 10 June 2001. 

         <http://www.galenet.com>.

When giving the parenthetical citation in the body of the paper, include the author's last name and the page number on which the quoted material appears. If no page numbers are available, use paragraph numbers or screen numbers. Refer to the current edition of the MLA Handbook for details. Examples: (Franklin, screens 2-3) (Franklin, par. 2-3) (Edwards, screens 2-3).

When a source has no page numbers or other type of reference makers, no number can be given in the parenthetical reference. The work must be cited in its entirety. See "Citing Entire Works".

Television or Radio Transcript, Map, or Interview from on Online Database

When citing a television or radio transcript from online database (such as EBSCOhost, Electric Library, Expanded Academic ASAP, and General BusinessFile ASAP) include the participants' names (if given), title of the episode, name of the program, station, date of program, identifying label (Transcript), database name, name of the service (if given), the library and city, and the date of access. If you know the URL (website address) of the service's home page, give it, in angle brackets, immediately after the date of access.

"Aftermath: Can We Survive?" Daily News Hour. ABC. KLLV, Las Vegas. 28 Jan. 1996.

         Transcript. Electric Library. Community College of S. Nevada Lib., 

         Las Vegas. 16 Jan. 1998. <http://www.elibrary.com/s/edumark/>.

Joyce, Christopher, and Neil Conan. "Decency Law Struck Down." Morning Edition.

         Natl. Public Radio. KNPR, Las Vegas. 27 June 1997. Transcript. Electric Library.

         Community College of S. Nevada Lib., Las Vegas. 15 Mar. 2000. 

         <http://www.elibrary.com/s/edumark/>.

When giving the parenthetical citation in the body of the paper, include the author's last name and the page number on which the quoted material appears. If no page numbers are available, use paragraph numbers or screen numbers. Refer to the current edition of the MLA Handbook for details. When a source has no page numbers or other type of reference makers, no number can be given in the parenthetical reference. The work must be cited in its entirety. See "Citing Entire Works". Examples: (Joyce and Conan, screen 3) (Joyce and Conan, par. 2-3).

Entries for maps include: title of map, identifying label (Map), map publisher, database name, name of service (if given), library and city, and date of access. If you know the URL (website address) of the service's home page, give it, in angle brackets, immediately after the date of access.

"Tahiti." Map. MGMaps of the World. Electric Library. Community College of S.

          Nevada Lib., Las Vegas. 16 Mar. 2000. <http://www.elibrary.com/s/edumark/>.

When referring to maps (or entire works) in text, it is preferable to include the reference in the text rather than in a parenthetical citation. See "Citing Entire Works".

Entries for interviews include: name of person interviewed, identifying label (interviewer's name may be added if known and pertinent to your paper), name of publication, recording, or program of which it is a part (if given) underlined. Include station, call letters, station location (for television or radio broadcasts), date of interview, page number on which the interview begins (for print sources such as newspapers and magazines), database name, library and city, and date of access. If you know the URL (website address) of the service's home page, give it, in angle brackets, immediately after the date of access.

Albert, Marie. Interview. New York Times. 10 Oct. 1991, late ed.:C25. Electric

           Library. Community College of S. Nevada Lib., Las Vegas. 26 Jan. 1998.

           <http://www.elibrary.com/s/edumark/>.

Morales, Arturo. Interview with Kris Neeson and Rick Steadman. Hardnews. ABC. 

           WABC, Chicago. 10 Sep. 1994. Electric Library. Community College of S.

           Nevada Lib., Las Vegas. 26 Aug. 1997. <http://www.elibrary.com/s/edumark/>.

When giving the parenthetical citation in the body of the paper, include the interviewee's last name and the page number on which the quoted material appears. If no page numbers are available, use paragraph numbers or screen numbers. When a source has no page numbers or other type of reference makers, no number can be given in the parenthetical reference. The work must be cited in its entirety. See "Citing Entire Works". Refer to the current edition of the MLA Handbook for details. Examples: (Albert, screen 5) (Morales, par. 2-3).


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