MLA 7th edition (with URL) Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to MLA 7th edition (with URL) 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 7th edition (with URL).

How to do citations in MLA 7th edition (with URL) style?
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How do you cite a book in the MLA 7th edition (with URL) referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in MLA 7th edition (with URL) using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name. Title. Ed. Editor First Name Editor Last Name. Edition. City: Publisher, 2000. Print.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
MLA 7th edition (with URL) citation:
Rowling, Joanne K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 1997. Print.
And an in-text citation book citation in MLA 7th edition (with URL) looks like this: (Rowling)

How to reference a journal article in the MLA 7th edition (with URL) citation style?
How do you cite scientific papers in MLA 7th edition (with URL) format?

Here’s a MLA 7th edition (with URL) journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname.“Title.” Container Volume.Issue (2000): pages Used. Online Database. 7 June 2020. .
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 7th edition (with URL):
Petit, C., and J.M. Sieffermann.“Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?.” 18.1 (2007): 161-172. Elsevier BV. 7 June 2020. .
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann)

How to cite a website in a paper in MLA 7th edition (with URL) style?

Here’s an MLA 7th edition (with URL) example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname.“Title.” Publisher, 1 Jan. 2000. 7 June 2020. .
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. 7 June 2020. .
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran)

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How to cite a YouTube video MLA 7th edition (with URL)

Here’s a MLA 7th edition (with URL) citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName.“Title.” YouTube. N.p., 1 Jan. 2000. 7 June 2020. .
So how to cite a video MLA 7th edition (with URL)?
Pixar.“Pizza Clip — Inside Out.” YouTube. N.p., 3 June 2015. 7 June 2020. .
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar)

How to cite a podcast using MLA 7th edition (with URL) referencing style

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 7th edition (with URL).
Lastname, Firstname.“Title.” 1 Jan. 2000 . 7 June 2020. .
Podcast referencing example in MLA 7th edition (with URL) using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life.“640: Five Women.” 2 Mar. 2018 . 7 June 2020. .
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using MLA 7th edition (with URL) referencing style?

An example song citation in MLA 7th edition (with URL).
Lastname, Firstname. Song Title. N.p., 2000. Audio Recording.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in MLA 7th edition (with URL):
The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun. N.p., 1969. Audio Recording.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles)


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