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MLA Citation Style: Other Materials

The purpose of this guide is to help you cite your sources using the MLA Style (8th edition). You will find some useful examples and tips for organizing your work.

On this page

  • Brochure / Pamphlet / Press relese
  • Theses
  • Presentations / Speeches / Lectures
  • Reviews
  • Interviews
  • E-mails

Brochure / Pamphlet / Press release

Brochure / Pamphlet / Press release

Women's Health: Problems of the Digestive System. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2006.

Note: Use the same format as for a book (no author or corporate author).


Dissertations and master’s theses


Bile, Jeffrey. Ecology, Feminism, and a Revised Critical Rhetoric: Toward a Dialectical Partnership. 2005. Ohio University, PhD dissertation.

Mitchell, Mark. The Impact of Product Quality Reducing Events on the Value of Brand-Name Capital: Evidence from Airline Crashes and the 1982 Tylenol Poisonings. 1987. PhD dissertation. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

Note: Use the same format as for a book. Don’t forget to indicate the type of the document at the end. If the work was accessed online, include the database name after all other elements.

Presentations / Speeches / Lectures

Presentations / Speeches / Lectures


Speaker’s name. “Title of Speech.” Title of Conference/Meeting. Organization. Date. Location. Type of Presentation.


Stein, Bob. “Reading and Writing in the Digital Era.” Discovering Digital Dimensions, Computers and Writing Conference, 23 May 2003, Union Club Hotel, West Lafayette, IN. Keynote Address.

Note: Add the type of presentation at the end of the citation (e.g., Address, Lecture, Reading, Keynote Speech, Guest Lecture, Conference Presentation).



Review Author. "Title of Review (if there is one)." Review of Performance Title, by Author/Director/Artist. Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, page.

Note: If the reviewed work is a book, play or film – the title is in italics, if it is an article, poem or story – the title is in quotations.


Seitz, Matt Zoller. "Life in the Sprawling Suburbs, If You Can Really Call It Living." Review of Radiant City, directed by Gary Burns and Jim Brown. New York Times, 30 May 2007, p. E1.

Weiller, K. H. Review of Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender: Historical Perspectives and Media Representations, edited by Linda K. Fuller. Choice, Apr. 2007, p. 137.


Personal (unpublished)

Smith, Jane. Personal interview. 19 May 2014.

Published Interview (print or broadcast)

Gaitskill, Mary. Interview with Charles Bock. Mississippi Review, vol. 27, no. 3, 1999, pp. 129-50.

Note: Start with interviewee’s name. If interview is part of a larger work like a book, a television program, or a film series, place the title of the interview in quotation marks, followed by the title of the larger work in italics.

Published Interview (online only)

Zinkievich, Craig. Interview by Gareth Von Kallenbach. Skewed & Reviewed, 27 Apr. 2009, Accessed 15 May. 2009.




Selig, Pauline. "Re: Knowledge topics." Received by Russell Moore, 22 July 2016. E-mail.