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MLA Citation Examples

Format for technical and research reports


  1. Author.
  2. Title of Report.
  3. Publisher,
  4. Publication Date.
  5. Title of Database/Website,
  6. DOI or URL.


Author. Title of Report. Publisher, date. Title of Database/Website, DOI or URL.

See specific examples below. And see here for more information on DOIs and URLs.

Non-government organization reports

If a non-government organization is both author and publisher of a report, you can omit the author and start with the title.

Report to the Teagle Foundation on the Undergraduate Major in Language and Literature. Modern Language Association of America, 2009.

Government reports

If a government agency is both author and publisher of a source, list it in the author's spot only.

United States, Government Accountability Office. Information Security: Concerted Effort Needed to Consolidate and Secure Internet Connections at Federal Agencies. Mar. 2010,