How to cite an online report in MLA
To cite an online report in a reference entry in MLA style 8th edition include the following elements:
- Author(s) name: If the report was published by an organization that is also its author, omit the author and start with the title.
- Title of the report: Titles are italicized when independent. If part of a larger source add quotation marks and do not italize.
- Report number: Give the report number if available.
- Year of publication: Give the year of publication as presented in the source.
- URL: Copy URL in full from your browser, omit http:// or https:// and do not list URLs created by shortening services.
Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of an online report in MLA style 8th edition:
. Title of the report. Report no. Report number, Year of publication. URL.
Take a look at our works cited examples that demonstrate the MLA style guidelines in action:
A report by an international organization found online
Department of Making Pregnancy Safer. Annual report, 2005. 2006, apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/69505/WHO_MPS_07.01_eng.pdf.
A financial report by a government agency found online
Bureau of Fiscal Service, Department of Treasury. Financial Report of the United States Government. 2018, fiscal.treasury.gov/files/reports-statements/financial-report/2018/03282019-FR(Final).pdf.