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MLA 8th Edition Citation Style Guide: Citing Online Sources

This style guide will help you cite the most common types of materials required in research projects and papers.


Entire Book

Quesenberry, Keith A. Social Media Strategy: Marketing and Advertising in the Consumer Revolution. E book Rowman &Littlefield, 2016.

Schacter, Rafael. Ornament and Order: Graffiti, Street Art and the Parergon. Taylor and Francis, 2014. ProQuest Ebook Central,                                                                

Chapter in Edited Book

Cass, Loren. "Air Pollution and Acid Rain." Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, edited by Paul G.

Harris, e-bookRoutledge, 2014, pp. 388-399.        


Book with Corporate Author and DOI

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. American Psychiatric Association, 2013. PsychiatryOnline,  doi:10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.

Magazine Articles (Online)

Seligson, Hannah. "Permaterns." Washingtonian, Feb. 2013, pp. 52+. LexisNexis Academic

Journal Articles from a Database

Davis, Andrew R. "Wrestling Jacob in the Book of Genesis and August Wilson's Fences." Literature and Theology: An    International Journal of Religion, Theory, and Culture, vol. 29, no. 1, Mar. 2015, pp. 47-65. Oxford Journals,  doi: 10.1093/litthe/fru036.

Newspaper Articles (Online)

Web site

Jacobs, Barry. "In College Football, You Can't Have Too Many Assistant Coaches." The News & Observer [Raleigh], 24 July 2017,


Scott, Janny. "The Waiting: Families and Friends Hoping for Reassurance Find Frustration and Anguish." The New York Times, 12 Sept. 2001, p. A11. ProQuest Historical Newspapers,

Web sites

Web site with author

Rowling, J. K. "On Monsters, Villains and the EU Referendum." 30 June 2016. Accessed 13 September 2020.

Web site with no author

"10 things you (probably) didn't know about CERN." Google Arts & Culture. Accessed 03 July 2019.

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