Always check with your instructor on what format specifications to use for a particular class or assignment, especially when citing electronic resources including material found in library databases.
The MLA Citation Style is often used for classes in the Humanities, such as English and History.
We keep a copy of the MLA Handbook at the Reference Desk.
Example: Wood, Michael. “Broken Dates: Fiction and the Century.” Kenyon Review 22.3 (2000): 50-64. Print.
Margaret Sanger Papers Project. History Dept., New York U, 18 Oct. 2000. Web. 9 Feb. 2009.
Article on a Web site (no date)
Shiva, Vandana. “Bioethics: A Third World Issue.” NativeWeb. NativeWeb, n.d.
Web. 22 Feb. 2006.
Article from a database
Johnson, Kirk. “The Mountain Lions of Michigan.” Endangered Species Update 19.2 (2002): 27-31.
Expanded Academic Index. Web. 26 Feb. 2009.
You can print these handouts for easy access, if you would like.
If you're not sure how to format your paper according to MLA guidelines, check out these sample papers for example: