Italics instead of Underlining for Titles
Medium of Publication
You don't need the URL Anymore
Abbreviations for Web Sources
In MLA style the surname of the author and page number are inserted in the text at the appropriate point.
Simpson (274) absent-mindedly spilt his coffee across ...
In recent study of nuclear reactor accidents (Carlson 274) ...
(Carlson and Leonardson 352)
(Simpson, Burns, and Wiggum 245-50)
Smithers et al. (16) found ...
Several empty doughnut boxes were found (Flanders et al. 62) ...
Book with one author
Book with two or three authors
Tony, Fat, and Joseph Quimby. Saving School District Funds the Legitimate Businessman Way: Or Quality- Dog or Higher. Springfield: Racket Press, 1997. Print.
Book with three or more authors
Hibbert, Julius, et al. Bedside Manner: When a Little Chuckle is Appropriate. Springfield: Springfield Hospital Press, 1993. Print.
Works with No Author or With an Anonymous Author
Who Shot Mr. Burns. Springfield: Mystery Press, 1995. Print.
Two or more books by the same author
Frink, John. Hyperbolic Topology in Action: The GLAVIN Project. Springfield: Inventive Press, 1997. Print.
---. 101 Frinkian Inventions: From the Auto Phone Dialer to Hamburger Earmuffs. Springfield: Inventive Press, 1998. Print.
Book by a Corporate Author
Globex. First the Market then the World: Approaches to Dominating the Market and Beyond. Cypress Creek: Globex, 1999. Print.
Book with an Editor
Wiggum, Sarah, ed. When One Glass isn't Enough: Sometimes You just Need a Box of Wine. Springfield: Poppin Fresh Press, 2000. Print.
Reference Book Entry (dictionary or encyclopedia)
Lanley, Lyle. "Monorails Equal Money." Methods of Commuity Development. Ed. Emily Winthrop. 4th ed. Springfield:springfield Nuclear P, 1991. Print.
Simpson, Mona. "Hippie Activism." Encyclopedia of Political Movements. 4th ed. 2001. Print.
"McBain." Encyclopedia of Action Films. 3rd ed. 2002. Print.
Talbot, Chloe. "Homer's Real Odyssey." Rev. of Homer, I Hardly Knew Me, by Homer Simpson. Playdude Magazine 7 Oct. 2003: 352. Print.
Journal Article (Print)
Simpson, Lisa. "Lisa to Burns - Drop Dead: No One Man Can Control All Media Outlets." Red Dress Daily 15 Feb. 2008: A1. Print.
Powell, Herb. "How the Introduction of "The Homer" Destroyed Powell Motors." Automotive Production 4 May 1996: 98-112. Print.
Mr. Sparkle. Advertisement. Springfield Shopper. 27 April 1997. Print.
Monroe, Marvin. "Let's Shock it Out." Springfield Shopper. 2 June 1997, late ed.: B5. LexisNexis. Web. 22 Oct. 2001.
Flanders, Nedward. "As Noodle Scratchers Go this Is a Hum Dinger." Leftorium Monthly. 28 Sept 2006: 4-6. Academic Search Complete. Web. 21 Dec. 2006.
Online Book (E-Book)
Part of an Online Book (E-Book)
Burns.C. Montgomery. "Hellfish Years 1939-45." Will There Ever be a Rainbow. Springfield: Nuclear Powered Press. 75-83. Documenting the Histories of World War II. Web. 4 May 2005.
Online (only) Journal
Albertson, Jeff. "Worst Episode Ever." Scholarly Springfield. 35.2 (2001): n.pag. Web. 24 Aug. 2008.
Online Magazine / Newspaper
Burns, Charles M. "Let Them Have their TARTAR Sauce: Out of the Box Ways to Motivate Employees." Nuclear Management Weekly. Nuclear Management Group, 13 Nov. 2003. Web. 25 Nov. 2007.
Bouvier, Selma. "The Danger of Fireworks or How I Lost my Sense of Smell: The Bottlerocket Incident." Springfield Shopper.com. N.p., 2 Mar. 1990. Web. 10 Feb. 2000.
Online Film or Video
Simpson, Homer. Compu-Global-Hyper-Mega-Net. Compu-Global-Hyper-Mega-Net, 1996. Web. 10 Aug. 2002.
Moleman, Hans. "Frozen No More: The not so Kwik-E-Thaw." Moleman in the Morning. KJAZZ-FM, 2 Aug. 1996. Web. 5 July 1999.
Smithers, Waylan. "RE: Simpson, Homer." Message to Montgomery Burns. 2 June 1989. Email.
Groening, Matt. Kang and Kodos, Bill and Bob. 31 Oct 1995. Treehouse of Horror VII.com. Web. 17 May 2006.
Pie, Arnie. "10 Reasons I'd Make a Better Anchor than Kent Brockman." Pie in the Sky KBBL-TV.com. 15 Feb 2008. Web. 15 July 2009.
Duff Beer. Advertisement. KBBL-TV.com. 20 April 1993. Web.
Portions of the information contained on this page was gathered from MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009. Print.
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