This course guide will help ETHN 101 students find audiovisual, print and online sources for research assignments.

MLA Citation Format Library Handout

Cite Your Sources

The MLA Handout below was created to assist you in citing sources correctly. It includes specific examples of various types of print and online citations. A hard copy of the handout is available in the Reference area.

Sample Essays for Format

Recent sample papers, coming soon. Students must give permission to the College so we can make their work available at the Reserve Desk or online. Library staff is creating a form to help facilitate this process. 

MLA Resources Online

The following websites provide information about how to cite sources in MLA format.

Audiovisual Citation Examples


Learn more about citing other common sources (including lectures)

Film.  MLA 5.7.3 (in theaters or not yet on DVD or video, if relevant, include performers)

The Snows of Kilimanjaro. Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the short story by Ernest Hemingway. Dir. Henry King. Perf. Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner. Twentieth Century-Fox, 2007. DVD.

Sound Recording. MLA 5.7.2

Mansfield, Katherine.  “The Garden Party”. Classic Women’s Short Stories. Narr. Carole Boyd, Liza Ross, Teresa Gallagher. Plawaway Digital Audio, 2009. MP3.

eBook Citation Examples

A Book from EBSCO's ebook Collection

Online Book from a Library Subscription Service. MLA 5.6.2c

Campbell, Josie P.  Student Companion to Zora Neale Hurston.  Westport:  Greenwood, 2001.  eBook CollectionWeb.  6 Dec. 2011.

Parenthetical Documentation: (Campbell 25).

A Book from Gale eBooks

A Part of an Online Book. MLA 5.6.2c

Devlin, James E. "Irving's 'Adventure of the German Student.'" Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion. Ed. Jessica Bomarito. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 2006. 441-60. Gale eBooks. Web. 6 Feb. 2008.

Parenthetical Documentation: (Devlin 457).

Citation Generators

Many commercial and noncommercial sites online can help you create citations; however, there are no guarantees of accuracy. Always double check your generated citations with the original MLA, APA or Chicago guides, our library handouts or Purdue's OWL site. 

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