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MLA 7th ed. Citation Guide - South Bend-Elkhart: Other Sources


IMPORTANT!  For space reasons, the examples here are not formatted according to MLA guidelines.  When formatting your citation:

Double-space within and between each entry.


Begin with the name of the person being interviewed, followed by the title of the interview in quotation marks, if it is part of a program. If there is no title for the interview, call it Interview.  If you personally conducted the interview, name the person you interviewed, the kind of interview and the date, as shown in the example below.

Blair, Tony. Interview by David Dimbleby. Question Time.
     BBC 1. London. 6 July 2004.

Kumar, Pranab. Personal Interview. 20 Sept. 2004

Interview found online:
McKay, John. Interview by Derek Wang. KUOW News.
     KUOW, Seattle, 15 Mar. 2007. Radio. 24 Apr. 2008.


Painting found online:
Lawrence, Jacob. Revolt on the Amistad. National Gallery of
     Art, Washington, DC, 1989. Web. 25 July 2008.

Hopper, Edward. Nighthawks. 1942. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.
. Web. 23 Feb. 2010.

Photograph found online:
Liebowitz, Annie. Monument Valley. Brooklyn Museum, New
     York, 1993. Web. 8 Feb. 2008

Polar Bear Stands Up for a Bette Look - Probably Facing South! N.d.
     North Pole
Polar Bears. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 June 2010.

Map found online:
"Africa Population Density." Map. Perry-Castaneda Library
     Map Collection
. University of Text at Austin, 22 June
     2007. Web. 10 Jan. 2008.

Government Documents

Generally you will not know the author of a government document.  When that is the case, cite the government agency that issued the work as the author.  State the name of the government first, followed by the agency's name.  Abbreviate common words such as department (Dept.)  Follow the guidelines in section 5.5.20 of the MLA Handbook if the work you are citing is not in the examples below.

If the author is known, you can either begin the citation with the government agency, as in the examples above, and list the author's name after the document title, preceded by the word "By" or an abbreviation, such as Ed.  Alternatively you can begin the citation with the author's name.  Either format is correct.

No author:
United Nations. Feeding the World's Poor. New York: Taylor, 2000. Print.

United States. Cong. Joint Committee on Terrorism. Hearings. 81st Cong., 1st sess.
     14 vols. Washington: GPO, 2001. Print.

United States, U.S. Department of Education. No Child Left Behind. A Toolkit for
     Teachers. 2004. Web. 6 Mar. 2007.

With author:
United States. U.S. Department of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and
     Delinquency. Law Enforcement and Juvenile Crime. By Howard N. Snyder.
     Dec. 2001. Web. 29 June 2002.  OR

Snyder, Howard N. Law Enforcement and Juvenile Crime. United States Department
     of Justice. Office of Juvenile Crime, Dec. 2001. Web. 29 June 2008.


A citation for a pamphlet is just like a citation for a book.

Exercise & Eating Well: Create Healthy Habits Without Changing Your Whole Life. New
     Orleans: Syndistar, 2003. Print.