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MLA Style

A quick overview of how to use the MLA Style and examples of in-text citations and references for a variety of different sources.

Examples of In-Text Citations and References for Web and Social media

Note: Formatting of multiple authors follows the same format as books. For electronic versions of books and articles (journals, magazines, and newspapers) see the respective section for that format. 

Reference

Hansen, Anders. “The Most Important Thing We Can Do for Our Brain? Exercise!” Brain Blogger, 24 Oct. 2017, http://brainblogger.com/2017/10/24/the-most-important-thing-we-can-do-for-our-brain-exercise/.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Hansen “The Most Important Thing”).

Hansen highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (“The Most Important Thing”).

Use a shortened title of the work and use quotation marks.

Reference

“Why Gardening Can Help You Live Longer and Be Healthier.” Wellness Mama, 12 Mar. 2018, https://wellnessmama.com/5437/gardeners-live-longer/.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (“Why Gardening Can Help”).

In the blog post "Why Gardening Can Help," it highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods.

Reference

Wernet, Lara. Want a Little Kiss? 30 Oct. 2012. Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/farbenflut/8148446518/.

In-text Citation

Lighting and composition are indicative of the classic black and white genre (Wernet “Want a Little Kiss”).

Wernet shows how lighting and composition are important aspects of the black and white genre (“Want a Little Kiss”).

Reference

Adams, Samuel. “Re: Signing of the Constitution.” Received by John Adams, 4 May 2014.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Adams).

Adams highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods.

Reference

Beyoncé. #LEMONADE the Visual Album Available Now! 25 Apr. 2016, https://www.facebook.com/beyonce/photos/a.252225550600.296474.28940545600/10156956506310601/?type=3.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Beyoncé “#LEMONADE”).

Beyoncé highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (“#LEMONADE”).

Reference

ISUtube1857. Celebration of President Bowman’s Legacy at Illinois State University. 2012. YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_vNPD1rhFY&feature=youtu.be.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (ISUtube1857 “Celebration of President Bowman’s Legacy”).

ISUtube1857 highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (“Celebration of President Bowman’s Legacy”).

Reference

Mondello, Bob. Fall Movies: Corsets, Crises, Comedies and Cranks. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94117753. Accessed 15 Mar. 2018.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Mondello “Fall Movies”).

Mondello highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (“Fall Movies”).

Reference

“Ben Franklin Tech.” Modern Marvels, created by Anthony Lacques, season 12, episode 13, A&E Television Networks, https://www.history.com/shows/modern-marvels/season-12/episode-13.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (“Ben Franklin Tech”).

“Ben Franklin Tech” highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods.

Reference

@MediaShiftOrg. "How Will Facebook’s Algorithm Changes Impact Your Newsroom? https://T.Co/Gch0mPJMnV." Twitter, 12 July 2016, twitter.com/MediaShiftOrg/status/752813655247519744.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (@MediaShiftOrg).

@MediaShiftOrg highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods.

Reference

Hatch, Rachel. “The Renegades of BioMath.” News - Illinois State, 22 May 2014, https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2014/05/renegades-biomath/.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Hatch “The Renegades of BioMath”).

Hatch highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (“The Renegades of BioMath”).

Reference

Moran, Casey. “7 Mindfulness Habits That Lead To 365 Days of Happiness.” Lifehack, https://www.lifehack.org/346064/7-mindfulness-habits-that-lead-365-days-happiness. Accessed 14 Mar. 2018.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (Moran “7 Mindfulness Habits”).

Moran highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (“7 Mindfulness Habits”).

Reference

“Battle Bird.” Illinois State University Athletics, http://goredbirds.com/sports/2014/4/16/his_trad_battle_bird.aspx. Accessed 15 Mar. 2018.

In-text Citation

Numerous studies have replicated these results utilizing the same methods (“Battle Bird”).

On the website "Battle Bird," it highlights numerous studies that have replicated these results utilizing the same methods.