MLA is a style guide for citations from the Modern Language Association (MLA).
Citation style guides show you what information to include in each citation and how to organize your list of citations.
MLA citation style is primarily used for research papers in English classes although some instructors in other subject areas also use MLA.
MLA requires as much of the following information as possible:
Title of the work
Title of the website
Name of the website sponsor
Date published or the date of the most recent update
Date of access (or the date you looked at the website)
Ruckert, Arne; Chau Huynh and Ronald Labonté. “Reducing health inequities; Is universal basic income the way forward?” Journal of Public Health, March 2018, https://tinyurl.com/
Online Magazine Article
Hotz, Julia. “What happens when people win this basic income raffle? They have time to find meaning in their lives,” Fast Company, 2 Dec. 2019, https://tinyurl.com/
Article from an Online Article Database
Stockwell, Norman. "Setting People Up to Succeed: An interview with guaranteed basic income advocate Michael Tubbs." The Progressive, vol. 86, no. 1, Feb.-Mar. 2022, pp. 58+. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A695507529/OVIC?u=uiuc_oak&sid=bookmark-OVIC&xid=71335e78
"What is a Basic Income Guarantee?" usbig.net, n.d., https://usbig.net/about-big/
"Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe." YouTube, uploaded by Preppy Kitchen, 14 May 2022, https://youtu.be/SE-DptWxDKw
Report by a Group Author or Organization
Congressional Research Service. "Universal Basic Income Proposals for the United States." U.S. Congress. 3 April 2018, https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/if/if10865/3
For more examples and to see proper formating, visit the Purdue OWL's MLA Formatting and Style Guide.
MLA Formatting and Style Guide
Quick Hints for a List of MLA Citations
Use the links below to see examples of APA References pages.
There are two parts to an In-Text citation.
The brief citation information in your paper must lead your reader to the full citation on the Works Cited page.
For MLA In-Text citations, you need one or two pieces of information when your writing includes someone else’s words, ideas, or facts.
1. For online articles or media sources use
2. For print sources (books and articles) use
Book (print): Torvald betrays his mistrust of Nora when he asks if her “sweet tooth didn’t get the better” of
her while she was shopping earlier (Ibsen 151).
Find more examples of In Text citations using these links.
MLA In-Text Citations Help - The Basics from Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
MLA Works Cited Citations Help - Online Books, Articles, & Media from Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
In-Text Citations - MLA from College of DuPage Library
Advice directly from MLA