MLA (Modern Language Association) Format

Full-Text Articles

Author's name. "Title of the Article." Original Source of Article. Date of publication: page numbers. Title of Database. Web. Date of access (day month year).

Byrne, Julie. "Barbie: a Living Doll—Almost." Los Angeles Times. 14 May 1964: C1+. SIRS Decades. Web. 18 January 2010.

Government Documents

Name of government. Name of agency. Title of Publication. City of Publication: Publisher, Date of Publication. Title of Database. Web. Date of Access (day month year).

United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Income Tax Form 1040. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, [c. 1913]. SIRS Decades. Web. 18 January 2010.
NOTE: If the date can only be approximated, put it after a c., for circa ‘around’: “[c. 2010].” (5.5.24)

Graphics & Media

"Title of graphic." Graphic Type. Publisher, Date of Publication. Title of the Database. Web. Date of access (day month year).

"Religious Sign Along Side a Georgia Highway." Photo. Library of Congress, Dec. 1940. SIRS Decades. Web. 18 January 2010.

"Chief Points of Interest in Upper Manhattan." Map. Perry Castaneda Library, [c. 1920]. SIRS Decades. Web. 18 January 2010.
NOTE: If the date can only be approximated, put it after a c., for circa ‘around’: “[c. 2010].” (5.5.24)

Advertisement

Name of advertised product, company or institution. Advertisement. Publication Name. Date of Publication: Page. Title of the Database. Web. Date of access (day month year).

Suffragist Blouse. Advertisement. Woman Citizen. 2 June 1917: 2. SIRS Decades. Web. 18 January 2010.

Letter or Memo

Author of letter (Last, First). Letter to [name of recipient]. Date of Letter. Collection Name [if available]. Institution Archiving Letter, City. Title of the database. Web. Date of access (day month year).

Robinson, Horace. Letter to President Herbert Hoover. 20 November 1929. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. SIRS Decades. Web. 18 January 2010.

Cartoon or Comic Strip

Cartoonist’s Name (Last, First). Cartoon/Comic Strip. Publication Name. Date: Page. Title of Database. Web. Date of access (day month year).

Orr, Carey. Cartoon. Chicago Daily Tribune. 29 April 1918: 13. SIRS Decades. Web. 18 January 2010.

Speech or Address

Speaker’s Name (Last, First). “Title of the presentation (if known).” Meeting or Event. Sponsoring organization (if applicable). The location. Date. Descriptive Label of Event. Name of Database. Web. Date of access (day month year).

Roosevelt, Franklin D. “Presidential Address at the Thomas Jefferson Dinner.” Thomas Jefferson Dinner. National Democratic Club. Hotel Commodore. 25 April 1936. Address. SIRS Decades. Web. 18 January 2010.

Detailed guidelines on documenting online sources are explained in the seventh edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (2009).