This section provides a quick resource for citing sources in papers using the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook (2016).
- Orientation to MLA
- Creating an MLA works cited page
- Short stories
- Electronic sources
- Government publications, encyclopedia entries
- Personal interviews, films, tv programs, and others
- Using MLA in–text citations
- Abbreviating references to your sources
MLA Documentation Guide
Works Cited page entry: Personal interview, film, tv program, and others
An interview you conducted
Brandt, Deborah. Personal Interview. 28 May 2008.
A published interview, read through an online database
García, Cristina. Interview by Ylce Irizarry. Contemporary Literature, vol. 48, no. 2, 2007, pp. 174-94. EBSCOhost. http://web.b.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/ehost/pdfviewer /pdfviewer?vid=5&sid=f95943f6-5364-49e7-8b83-7341edc4b434%40sessionmgr104. Accessed 26 March 2017.
Film or DVD
Sense and Sensibility. Directed by Ang Lee, performances by Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, and Kate Winslet, Sony, 1999.
You only need to include performers’ names if that information is relevant to your work. If your paper focuses on the director, begin this entry with the director, i.e., Lee, Ang, director. Sense and Sensibility . . . . If your primary interest is an actor, begin the entry with the actor's name, i.e., Thompson, Emma, perf. Sense and Sensibility . . . .
“Arctic Ghost Ship.” NOVA. PBS, WPT, Madison, 10 May 2017.
PBS is the network that broadcast this show; WPT is the Wisconsin PBS affiliate in Madison on which you watched this show.
Media accessed through streaming network
“Self Help.” The Walking Dead, season 5, episode 5, AMC, 9 Nov. 2014. Netflix, https://www.netflix.com/watch/80010531?trackId=14170286&tctx=1%2C4%2C04bba31e-60a0-4889-b36e-b708006e5d05-911831.
Gleizes, Albert. The Schoolboy. 1924, gouache or glue tempera on canvas. U of Wisconsin Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI.
Address, lecture, reading, or conference presentation
Desmond, Matthew. “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” 1 Nov. 2016, Memorial Union Theater, Madison, WI.