MLA Citation Examples

Updated to MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th Edition (April 2004) See pages 207-235.

An article from the online version of the Chronicle of Higher Education:

Guterman, Lila. “Robo-Rats: Researchers Report Directing Rodent’s Movements with Electrode Implants.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 2 May 2002. 16 April 2004 <>.

In Text Reference: (Guterman)

A full text copy of John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion as found on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library web site, which is a digital collection of works in public domain:

Calvin, John. Institutes of Christian religion. Trans. Henry Beveridge, Esq. 1599. Christian Classics Ethereal Library. Nov. 1999. 20 Sept. 2001 <>.

In Text Reference: (Calvin, Book II, Chapter 13)

A periodical article from an online database:

Glausiusz, Josie. “The Woes of the Clones.” Discover 23 August 2002: 11. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Warner Pacific College, Otto F. Linn Lib.9 August 2002. <>.

In Text Reference: (Glausiusz, 11)

An electronic book from the Humanities E-Book Project database:

Becker, Marvin B. Civility and society in western Europe, 1300-1600. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988. Humanities E-Book Project. American Council of Learned Societies. 1 April 2004 <>.

In Text Reference: (Becker, 44)