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MLA Citations Guide - Maple Woods

Welcome! Nervous about MLA citations? This is the place for you! Information about in-text citations, bibliography format, and general rules of practice for citations in academia!

Tweet (Twitter Post)

Use the person's twitter name as the author. Since tweets are short, include the tweet in its entirety. Also include the date and time it was posted as well as the URL of the tweet. You may include the date accessed if you think it is useful.

Example of a Tweet:

@DanRather. "Waiting in line for hours to vote should be considered less a story on voter enthusiasm and more a story on voter suppression. No     

            one should have to wait hours to vote." Twitter, 12 Oct. 2020, 10:05 p.m.,


Note: If you click the share icon on the tweet, you can copy the link to it.  Do not include http:// or https:// in the citation.


In-Text Citation, Direct Quote Example:

"..." (@DanRather).

Email Interview

Use the sender/writer of the email as the "author" and the subject line as the title. Then state who it was received by and include the date.

Example of an email:

Jones, Andrea. "June Enrollment Demographics." Received by Cindy Adams, 6 July 2020.


In-Text Citation, Direct Quote Example:

"..." (Jones). 

An Interview

Use the person being interviewed as the "author" in the citation. Note within the citation's text that it is an interview as shown below. 

Windholz, Annie. Interview. By Alison Schultz. 12 Oct. 2020. 


In-Text Citation, Direct Quote Example: