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CPT 118 - Research a Career

Cite Your Sources in MLA Format

Here are a few examples to help you cite your sources in MLA format:

How to Cite a Website

Format: Author(s). “Title of Article/Page.” Title of Website in Italics, Website Publisher (if different than title), Date of publication, URL.

Example 1:  “Apple Overview.” Glassdoor, 2008-2023,,16.htm. Accessed 21 Sept. 2023.

Example 2: “Our Company.” Microsoft, 2022,

Example 3: “Delta Air Lines, Inc." Google Finance6 Apr. 2023, 

*Note:  Exclude publisher if title of website and publisher are the same.
*Note: If website does not have a date or the information changes frequently for example stock quote, rating, or job listing, add an access date at the end. Use abbreviations for months with names longer than four letters.  URL. Accessed 7 May 2016.
*Note: Do not include the http:// or https:// in the URL.

How to Cite Company Info from Mergent Intellect

Format: "Title of Company Report." Database Name, Publisher, Date, URL.

Example: “05-195-7769. Walmart Inc.” Mergent Intellect, Mergent, July 2022,

How to Cite Report Info from Business Insights

Format (Company Profile): Title of Company Profile. Year, Database, URL.

Example (Company Profile): Apple Inc. Company Profile. 2022, Gale Business Insights,

Format (Financial Info): Title of Financial Statement. Publisher, Year(s). Database, URL.

Example (Financial Info) Apple Inc. Income Statement. Thomson-Reuters, 2020-2022. Gale Business Insights,

Example (In-depth Article)

"Apple Inc." International Directory of Company Histories, edited by Drew D. Johnson, vol. 238, St. James Press, 2021. Gale Business: Insights,

How to Cite MarketLine Report from EBSCO (Company Profiles)

Format: Title of Report. Publisher, Date. Series Title. Database Name, URL.

Example: H&R Block Inc. Marketline, 15 Apr. 2020. Company Profile. Business Source Premier,

Example: CBRE Group, Inc SWOT Analysis. Marketline, 19 Mar. 2020. Business Source Premier,

How to Cite a Journal Article from a Database

Format: Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, vol. #, no. #, Date of Publication, page number(s). Database Name (if electronic), URL.

Example: Eadicicco, Lisa. "What a Former Iphone Engineer Learned from Working at Apple." Time, 21 Dec. 2015. Business Source Premier,  

Citing Multiple Works with Same Title

Works Cited 1: Apple Inc." Business Insights: Essentials, Gale, 26 Sept. 2021,

Works Cited 2: Apple Inc. Marketline, 24 Sep. 2021. Company Report. Business Source Premier,

In-Text 1: ("Apple Inc.," Business Insights)

In-Text 2: (Apple Inc., Marketline)

Additional MLA Examples

In-Text Citations

This in-text citation information will get you started, but see our full In-text Citation Guide for more information and additional examples.

Basic Format: 1 Author and Page Numbers

Place the author’s last name and page number in parenthesis. If the in-text citation is at the end of a sentence, place the period outside the parenthesis.

Example 1: (Hennessy 81).

Example 2: (Hennessy 81-82).

No Page Numbers

If a source has no page numbers, omit the page number. Keep in mind, most electronic sources do not include pages.

Example 1: ("Everyday Victims")

Example 2: (Jones)

No Author

If the source has no author, your in-text citation will use the title of the source that starts your works cited entry. The title may appear in the sentence itself or, abbreviated, before the page number in parenthesis.

Example 1: (“Noon” 508).

Example 2: (Faulkner’s Novels 25).

Example 3: (“Climate Model Simulations").

2 Authors

If the entry on the Works Cited page begins with the names of two authors, include both last names in the in-text citation, connected by and.

Example: (Dorris and Erdrich 23).

3+ Authors

If the source has three or more authors, include the first author’s last name followed by et al.

Example: (Burdick et al. 42).

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