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Science Fair: MLA Citation

MLA 8 Examples

For many examples of citations for different types of sources using MLA, 8th Edition, use the Purdue Owl website.


  • Double space all citations, but do not skip spaces between entries.
  • Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.

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A webpage on a website

Author (Last name, First Name). "Title of the Webpage." Title of the Website, Date of Publication (day, month, year), URL. Date of Access (day, month, year).

Ex: Lundman, Susan. “How to Make Vegetarian Chili.” eHow, Accessed 6 July 2015.


An image found on a website:

Vasquez, Gary A. Photograph of Coach K with Team USA. NBC Olympics, USA Today Sports, 5 Aug. 2016, Accessed 24 April 2018.



Choksy, Jamsheed K. "Zoroastrianism." Encyclopedia of Religion., Ed. Lindsay Jones, 2nd ed. Macmillan Reference USA, 2005. 9988-10008. Gale Virtual Reference Library. DOI/URL. Accessed 6 Oct. 2008.


A book with only one author

Jacques, Brian. Redwall. Ace Books, 1986.


A book with two or three authors

Bailey, Thomas A., David M. Kennedy, and Lizabeth Cohen. The American Pageant: A History of the Republic. 11th ed., Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998.


Article in a weekly magazine (with and without authors)

"Animated Ambitions." Time, 4 Sept. 2000, p. 78.

Goland, Robin S. "Helping to Break the Bad Habits." Newsweek, 4 Sept. 2000, p. 47.


Article in a monthly magazine

Mitchell, John G. "The Way West." National Geographic, Sept. 2000, pp. 34-63.


Article in a Reference Book

Le Patourel, John. "Normans and Normandy." Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Ed. Joseph R. Strayer. 1987.


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