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MLA Citation Style

This guide provides examples for the Modern Language Association (MLA) style guide rules on citations and bibliographies.

An Entire Website

Lastname, Firstname or Corporate Name. Title of the Website. Date range, URL.

Thalheimer, Jos. Riverweb Farm. 2015,

A Blog Post or Comments

Lastname, Firstname. "Title of the Post." Title of the Blog,Title of Sponsoring Site (optional), Date Posted or Revised, URL.

Hathcock, April. "White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS." In the Library with the Lead Pipe, 7 Oct. 2015,

Lastname, Firstname or Username. Comment on "Title of the Post." Title of the Blog, Title of Sponsoring Site (optional), Date Posted or Revised, URL.

Old Crank. Comment on "The (Lasting?) Value of LIbraries." Library Babel Fish, Inside Higher Ed, 12 May 2015,


@handlename. "Text of Tweet." Twitter, Date Posted, Time Posted, URL.

@BatesCollege. "How do we honor Rep. John Lewis' heroism? "We continue your march, we carry your banner" -- President Spencer." Twitter, 29 May 2016, 11:01am,


Lastname, Firstname. "Subject Line of Email." Received by FIrstname Lastname, Date.

Larsson, Lori. "Re: re: What???" Received by Christina Bell, 14 Jul 2016.