Just as in the print versions, publications that appear at regular intervals like newspapers, magazines and journals are periodical publications. Web versions require slightly altered information when cited.
Author's name. "Title of the Article." Periodical Title Series number or name if available Volume number if available Issue number if available Date of publication: inclusive page numbers. Web. Date of Access [day month year].
* Databases with an asterisk have both Nonperiodical and periodical content. These examples are for periodical content in library databases like magazine and journal articles. You will find the nonperiodical examples below.
Billitteri, Thomas J. "The Value of a College Education." CQ Researcher 19.41
(2009): 981-1004. CQ Researcher. Web. 7 Dec. 2009.
Brinkworth, Russell, et al. “First year expectations and experiences: student
and teacher perspectives.” Higher Education 58.2 (2009): 157-73.
Academic Search Complete. Web. 17 Aug. 2009.
Facts on File
"Genetic Testing." Issues & Controversies On File: n. pag. Issues &
Controversies. 4 Aug. 2006. Web. 9 Dec. 2009.
Berman, Lauren. “Dragons and serpents in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series:
are they evil?” Mythlore 27.1 (2008): 45. LiteratureResource Center. Web.
17 Aug. 2009
Brown, Pamela Allen. “Shakespeare's Practical Jokes: An Introduction to the
Comic in His Works.” Comparative Drama 43.1 (2009): 133-36.
Literature Online Reference Edition. Web. 14 Aug. 2009.
Resources on the web that are not released on a regular schedule such as eBooks, most web sites, and some database resources are examples of nonperiodical publications. Please note that while MLA wants each of the elements listed below for web that you cite, many web pages do not have all the elements available. If any of the elements below are unavailable, skip to the next item.
Author's name. Title of the work (italicized if the work is independent; in roman type and quotation marks if the work is part of a larger work). Title of the main Web site (italicized), if different from the title of the work). Version if available. Publisher or sponsor of the site—if not available use N.p., Date of publication if available—n.d. if no date is available. Web. Date of access.
* Databases with an asterisk have both Nonperiodical and periodical content. These examples of for nonperiodical content in library databases like books and pamphlets.
Gauld, Malcolm. College Success Guaranteed : 5 Rules To Make It Happen.
Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011. eBookCollection (ebscohost).
Web. 7 Feb. 2012.
Encyclopædia Britannica Online
“United States.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Encyclopaedia Britannica,
2009. Web. 17 Aug. 2009.
Gale Databases (Book in Gale)*
Howard, Lillie. “Zora Neale Hurston.” Dictionary of Literary Biography:
Afro-American Writers from the Harlem Renaissance to 1940.
Ed. Trudier Harris. Detroit: Gale, 1987. Literature Resource Center.
Web. 26 Jan. 2009.
Literature Online* (biographical entry)
Labbe, Jackie. “Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.” Literature Online biography.
Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 2000. Literature Online Reference
Edition. Web. 22 Aug. 2009.
Oxford Reference Online
"William Shakespeare and London." The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain &
Ireland. Oxford University Press, 2009. Oxford Reference Online. Web.
9 Aug. 2009.
“Obama Follows Clinton's Path But Hopes for a Different Ending.” CNN.com.
Cable News Network, 18 Aug. 2009. Web. 18 Aug. 2009.
“Texas City, Texas.” Map. Google Maps. Google, 15 May 2008. Web. 15 Aug.