Work from a service such as Literature Resource Center:
Libraries pay for access to databases through subscription services such as Ebscohost or the Literature Resource Center. When you retrieve a work from a subscription service, give as much of the following information as is available:
1. Publication information for the source (original magazine or newspaper it appeared in, along with the author, title, and date or volume.)
2. The name of the database, italicized
3. The name of the service
4. The name and location of the library where you retrieved the article
5. The date on which you retrieved the article
6. The URL of the service (not of the individual article)
(note that italics are used instead of underlining, which is now reserved for hyperlinks):
This article is from the Literature Resource Center:
Kerr, Douglas, "David Henry Hwang and the Revenge of Madame Butterfly." In Asian Voices in English,
edited by Mimi Chan and Roy Harris, pp. 119-30. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1991. Literature Resource Center
. De Anza College. 22 Feb. 2007. <http://galenet.galegroup.com>
Short work from a Web site
Short works are those that appear in quotation marks in MLA style: articles, poems, and other documents that are not book length. For a short work from a Web site, include as many of the following elements as apply and as are available:
1. Author's name
2. Title of the short work, in quotation marks
3. Title of the site, italicized
4. Date of publication or last update
5. Sponsor of the site (if not named as the author or given as the title of the site)
6. Date you accessed the source
7. The URL in angle brackets
This article is from a website:
Work from an anthology (such as our textbook):Use this format for all the stories in our book. Use a hanging indent if your word processor can handle it, or just wrap the text and separate entries with a blank line.
Bourge, Christian. “Terror Threat Overblown, Says Expert.” Center for Defense Information
10 Aug. 2002. 30 Dec. 2003. <http://www.cdi.org/>
Here is a citation for one of our stories:
- Author of story, last name first, comma, first name period.
- Title of story in quotes, period.
- Title of anthology underlined, period.
- Name of editor, first then last name, period.
- Place of publication, colon, publisher, year and page range.
Erdrich, Louise. "The Red Convertible." The Story and Its Writer, 7th edition. Ed. Anne Chartres. New York: Bedford, 2007. 277-284.
This is a citation for the story "The Minister's Black Veil" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, published in an anthology called Nathaniel Hawthorne's Tales
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. "The Minister's Black Veil." Nathaniel Hawthorne's Tales. Ed. James McIntosh. New York: Norton, 1987. 97-107.