The format for documenting electronic sources of information is still being developed. The followingforms are taken from the MLA Handbook, 4th ed. (1995), and recent online papersand articles (Harnack and Kleppinger, 1996; Walker, 1996a; 1996b).
CD-ROMs and Other Portable DatabasesProvide the author, date, and title information as you would for a print source. Identify the medium(such as CD-ROM, electronic tape, cartridge tape) after the title of the database. At the end of theentry, include the location and name of the product and the publication date.
CD-ROM Database: Abstract with a Print Version
Steinhausen, Harold C., and Mary Vollrath.
"The Self-Image of Adolescent Patterns
with Eating Disorders." International
Journal of Eating Disorders 13 (1993):
item 80-33985, PsycLIT Abstracts. CD-ROM.
Information Published Only on CD-ROM
Material Safety Datasheets. CD-ROM. Enterprise,
FL: Solution Software. 1996.
Quattro Pro. Ver. 6.02 for Windows. Computer
Program. Dublin, Ireland: Corel, 1996.
Online SourcesOne proposed, but not yet accepted, MLA style guideline (Harnackand Kleppinger, 1996) suggests the following format: the author's name; the full title of thedocument in quotation marks, if appropriate; the title of the journal or larger work if availableunderlined or in italics; the date of publication or last revision; the full Uniform Resource Locator(URL) address; and the date accessed in parentheses. Enclosethe full URL path in angle brackets (< >) with no underlining or punctuation. (Do not enda URL with any punctuation mark, and begin it on a new line rather than breaking it between twolines.)
Journal Published Only Online
Harnack, Andrew, and Gene Kleppinger. "Beyond
the MLA Handbook: Documenting Electronic
Sources on the Internet." Kairos 1.2
(21 Sep. 1996).
Document Available through the World Wide Web
Walker, Janice R. "MLA-Style Citations of
Electronic Sources." Ver. 1.0, Rev. Apr.
(21 Sep. 1996).
Document Retrieved from a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) ArchiveUse the same form as for a World Wide Web document except precede the full path name of thefile with the lowercase abbreviation ftp and do notenclose the path name in angle brackets.
Curtis, Pavel. "Mudding: Social Phenomena in
Text-Based Virtual Realities." 1992.
(4 Aug. 1996).
## MLA: Electronic Sources ##
[ Home | Table of Contents| Writing Timeline | Index |Help | Credits]
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc..