How to Cite a Flyer in MLA

Writers in the humanities and liberal arts draw from a diverse set of resources. The seventh edition of the "MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers" provides format and style guidelines, including how to cite sources. Standard books and articles are covered, but less common materials, such as flyers, are also included.

Works Cited Page

Whenever you use information from a source, include it on the "Works Cited" page at the end of the paper. Begin with the author's last name, a comma, first name and a period. Put the title of the flyer in italics and follow that with a period. Indicate the publication location. Add a colon, then the name of the publisher, a comma and the publication year. Add a period. Finish with "Print." without quotation marks to indicate the medium.

For example: Doe, John. Must-See Movies of the Summer (in italics). New York: The Cinema Company, 2013. Print.

If no author is listed, use the name of the organization issuing the flyer instead. However, if that organization also published the flyer, omit the "author" section completely and begin the entry with the title of the flyer.

In-Text Citation

After you include material from a flyer in your writing, use an in-text citation. Do this in one of two ways. After the information is presented, put the last name of the author, a comma and the page number, if available, inside parentheses, such as (Doe, 1).

Or mention the author in the text and then omit the name from the parentheses. If no author of the flyer is identified, use the organization name or the italicized title of flyer, whichever is listed first on the "Works Cited" page.

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