MLA 6th edition (note) Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in MLA 6th edition (note) style?

This is the Citationsy guide to MLA 6th edition (note) citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in MLA 6th edition (note).

cite MLA 6th edition (note)  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the MLA 6th edition (note) referencing style? (2022 Guide)

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in MLA 6th edition (note)

Here’s an example book citation in MLA 6th edition (note) using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name. Title. Ed. Editor First Name Editor Last Name. Edition. City: Publisher, 2000. . .
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
MLA 6th edition (note) citation:
Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House, 1969. . .
And an in-text citation book citation in MLA 6th edition (note) looks like this: Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, , , 1st ed. (New York: Random House, 1969), , .

How to reference a journal article in the MLA 6th edition (note) citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in MLA 6th edition (note) format?

Use the following template to cite a journal article using the MLA 6th edition (note) citation format.

Here’s a MLA 6th edition (note) journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. “Title”. Container Volume.Issue (2000): pages Used. Online. Internet. 16 May 2022. . Available: URL.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in MLA 6th edition (note):
Petit, C., and J.M. Sieffermann. “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” 18.1 (2007): 161-172. Online. Internet. 16 May 2022. . Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann, “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?”, , 18.1 (2007): 161-172, online, Internet, 16 May 2022. , Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.

How to cite a website in a paper in MLA 6th edition (note) style?

The basics of a reference list entry for a web page or web document in MLA 6th edition (note) is straight forward. Here’s how

Here’s an MLA 6th edition (note) example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. “Title”. Publisher, 1 Jan. 2000. Online. Internet. 16 May 2022. . Available: https://www.example.com.
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, Mark. “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President”. The Guardian, 5 Nov. 2008. Online. Internet. 16 May 2022. . Available: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083.
And an in-text citation would look like this: Mark Tran, “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President”, , (The Guardian, 5 Nov. 2008), online, Internet, 16 May 2022. , Available: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083.

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How to cite a YouTube video MLA 6th edition (note) in 2022

While you might first think of books, journal articles, and news websites as go-to sources for academic work, YouTube also provides a wealth of quality information. Here’s how to cite it in MLA 6th edition (note)

Here’s a MLA 6th edition (note) citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. “Title”. YouTube, 1 Jan. 2000. Online. Internet. 16 May 2022. . Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video MLA 6th edition (note)?
Pixar. “Pizza Clip — Inside Out”. YouTube, 3 Jun. 2015. Online. Internet. 16 May 2022. . Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: Pixar, “Pizza Clip — Inside Out”, , YouTube. , 3 Jun. 2015, online, Internet, 16 May 2022. , Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ.

How to cite a podcast using MLA 6th edition (note) referencing style

Podcasts can be perfect sources of information for your research paper. They cover a wide range of topics you may want to address in your paper. Here’s how to cite them in MLA 6th edition (note)

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in MLA 6th edition (note).
Lastname, Firstname. “Title”. Publisher, 1 Jan. 2000. Online. Internet. 16 May 2022. . Available: http://www.example.com.
Podcast referencing example in MLA 6th edition (note) using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. “640: Five Women”. WBEZ Radio, 2 Mar. 2018. Online. Internet. 16 May 2022. . Available: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women.
And an in-text citation would look like this: This American Life, “640: Five Women”, , (WBEZ Radio, 2 Mar. 2018), online, Internet, 16 May 2022. , Available: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women.

How to cite a piece of music or a song using MLA 6th edition (note) referencing style?

Citing a song or album accessed through an online streaming service in MLA 6th edition (note) is pretty straight forward, this is all you need:

An example song citation in MLA 6th edition (note).
Lastname, Firstname. Song Title. Album, 2000. Online. Internet. 16 May 2022. . Available: http://www.example.com.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in MLA 6th edition (note):
The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road, 1969. Online. Internet. 16 May 2022. . Available: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150.
And an in-text citation would look like this: The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun, , Abbey Road. , 1969, online, Internet, 16 May 2022. , Available: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150.


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