Citing Online Databases and Web Sites
Citing On-line Databases and Web Sites for Works Cited Page
(MLA Style 7th ed.)
Sample citations for a web site:
Author’s Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Web site. Sponsor of Web site, Update date (use "n.d." if there is no date). Medium. Date you visited the site.
"Ansel Adam’s Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar." American
Memory. Library of Congress, 1943. Web. 9 Jan. 2012.
Shiva, Vandana. "Bioethics: A Third World Issue." NativeWeb. NativeWeb, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2011.
Sample citation for a web site with no author:
"Living Old." Frontline. PBS Online, 21 Nov. 2006. Web. 17 Feb. 2012.
Sample citation for an image from a web site:
Evans, Walker. Penny Picture Display. 1936. Photograph. Museum of Modern Art, New York. Museum of Modern Art. Web. 16 Sept. 2010.
Sample citation format for online databases:
Author’s Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Name of periodical Volume. Issue number Date of publication: Page
numbers. Name of database within electronic source. Medium. Date you visited site.
Sample citation for ABC-CLIO Social Studies:
"Argentina: Government." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World 2010. ABC-CLIO. Web. 16 Sept. 2010.
Sample citation for ARTStor:
Kahlo, Frida. My Grandparents, My Parents, and I (Family Tree). 1936. Painting. Museum of Modern Art, New York. ARTStor. 21 Jan. 2011.
Sample citation for Britannica Image Quest:
Mallard Duck. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 17 Feb 2012.
Sample citation for CIAO:
Hayward, Steven F. "Acclimatizing – How to Think Sensibly about Global Warming." On the Issues June 2006. Columbia International Affairs Online. Web. 16 Sept. 2010.
Sample citation for CQ Researcher:
Haggerty, Maryann. "Reality TV." CQ Researcher 20.29 (2010): 677-700. CQ Researcher. Web. 16 Sept. 2010.
Sample citation for Ebsco Host:
Paulos, Leah. "7 Secrets to Happiness." Scholastic Choices 22.4 (2007): 14. MAS Ultra - School Edition. Web. 16 Sept. 2010.
Sample citation for Encyclopedia Britannica:
"Mountaineering." Encyclopædia Britannica 2008. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Web.16 Sept. 2010.
Sample citation for FACTS.com:
"Social Networking and Privacy." Issues & Controversies 13 Sept. 2010. Facts On File News Services. Web. 16 Sept. 2010.
Sample citations for Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context:
"States Should Try to Curb Teen Texting and Driving." Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection 2010. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 16 Sept. 2010.
Sample citations for Gale Virtual Reference Library:
Carson-DeWitt, Rosalyn and Teresa G. Odle. "Cytomegalovirus Infection." Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence 1 (2006): 548-550. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 16 Sept. 2010.
Sample citation for JSTOR:
Gergen, Kenneth J. "On the Very Idea of Social Psychology." Social Psychology Quarterly 71.4 (2008): 331-337. JSTOR. Web. 26 May 2011.
Sample citation for Newsbank:
Shute, Nancy. "Congratulations! It’s a (You Choose) Boy/Girl." U.S. News & World Report 8 Jan. 2007. Newsbank School Library Collection. Web. 16 Sept. 2010.
Sample citation for Newsbank StatBank:
"Divorces: United States." National Center for Health Statistics. National Vital Statistics Report 58.25 (2011) Newsbank StatBank. Web. 17 Feb. 2012.
Sample citation for ProQuest magazine or journal article:
Bowman, J. "The Pursuit of Happiness." The American Spectator 1 Sept. 2010. Platinum Periodicals. Web. 16 Sept. 2010.
Sample citation for ProQuest newspaper article:
Curry, Jack. "For Rivera, A Presence but not a Glove." New York Times 7 Mar. 2009. ProQuest.Web. 19 May 2011.
Sample citation for SIRS Knowledge Source:
Vernon, Mark. "Is True Friendship Dying Away?" USA TODAY 27 Jul 2010: A.11. SIRS Researcher. Web. 16 Sept. 2010.
Sample citation for World Book Encyclopedia:
"Bryan, Harvey. "Solar Energy." World Book Advanced. World Book 2011. Web. 21 Jan. 2011.
Sample citation for World Conflicts:
"Palestinian School Girls Wait at an Israeli Checkpoint." World Conflicts Today 2010. ProQuest. Web. 16 Sept. 2010.
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