The following examples of works cited citations are arranged with bolded explanatory material first, which you will not put it in your works cited list. The citation examples follow and should be double spaced and have a hanging indentation. However, hanging indentations are not easily displayed on the Internet. If they look odd on your computer, follow the format shown in the box at the end of the examples.
Citations for information from the Internet contains as much of the data that you can find to identify the material, as follows in the order given:
You may have to go to the homepage of an institution to find publication data. You may use the abbreviations for no place of publication - n.p.; no publisher - n.p. or no date of publication - n.d., if necessary. To cite subscription databases, such as Gender Watch, Academic Search Elite, RAND California, CountryWatch.com, SIRS Researcher, Literature Resource Center, Encyclopedia Britannica Online, use the links to examples in the Reference, Periodicals and Databases, or Book Review sections.
California Secretary of State. "Questions and Answers About California's
Open Primary." Executive Office. 17 Mar. 1998. 20 Mar. 2000
To cite a law case give the names of the first plaintiff and the first defendant, the case number, the name of the court,
the date of the decision, followed by the title of the home page, date accessed, and URL.
Hamdi v. Rumsfeld. No. 03-6696. Supreme Ct. of the US. 28 June 2004.
Supreme Court of the United States. 13 Sept. 2005.
Kalman, Amy, and Chris Shroeder. "Hamdi v. Rumsfeld." Duke Law:
Supreme Court Online. Commentary. Duke University. n.d. 13 Sept. 2005
Henahan, Sean. "Send in the Clones?" Access Excellence. San Francisco: Genentech,
24 Feb. 1997. 1 June 1999 <ttp://www.accessexcellence.org/
"Californium [7440-71-3]." ChemFinder.com: Database and Internet Searching.
Cambridge, MA: CambridgeSoft Corporation, 2004. 31 Aug. 2004.
"Understanding the Middle East." MidEast Web Gateway. MidEast Web for Coexistence
R.A., 1999-2002. 25 Jan. 2002 <http://www.mideastweb.org/
Maugh, Thomas H. "Cloned Animals May Age Prematurely, Scientists Say."
Los Angeles Times latimes.com 27 May 1999. 1 June 1999
Allen, Garland E. "Social Origins of Eugenics." Image Archive on the American
Eugenics Movement. Cold Springs Harbor, NY: Dolan DNA Learning
Center, nd. 20 Dec. 2001 <http://vector.cshl.org/eugenics/>.
Use the following links to access the LPC Library short guides to citing specific types of resources in the MLA style.
Library Telephone: 925.424.1150
Library Fax: 925.606.7249
Page last modified: March 12, 2015