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How to Cite a Poster in MLA Format

Updated April 17, 2017

Step 1

Write the last name first and first name last of the poster presenter separated by a comma and followed by a period. For example, write Blanche, Robert.

Step 2

Write the title of the poster you are citing in quotation marks, followed by a period. For example, write Blanche, Robert. "Bipolar Staining in Gram-Negative Coccobacilli."

Step 3

Write the name of the meeting at which the poster was presented, followed by a period. For example, write Blanche, Robert. "Bipolar Staining in Gram-Negative Coccobacilli." Medical Bacteriology Today.

Step 4

Write the name of the sponsoring organization, followed by a period. For example, write Blanche, Robert. "Bipolar Staining in Gram-Negative Coccobacilli." Medical Bacteriology Today. American Bacteriology Society.

Step 5

Write the presenting location of the poster, followed by a period. For example, write Blanche, Robert. "Bipolar Staining in Gram-Negative Coccobacilli." Medical Bacteriology Today. American Bacteriology Society. Hyatt Regency, Dallas."

Step 6

Write the day, month and year of the poster, followed by a period. For example, write Blanche, Robert. "Bipolar Staining in Gram-Negative Coccobacilli." Medical Bacteriology Today. American Bacteriology Society. Hyatt Regency, Dallas. 11 Dec. 2007.

Step 7

Write "Poster presentation," followed by a period. For example, write Blanche, Robert. "Bipolar Staining in Gram-Negative Coccobacilli." Medical Bacteriology Today. American Bacteriology Society. Hyatt Regency, Dallas. 11 Dec. 2007. Poster presentation.

Step 8

Write the name of the presenter enclosed within parentheses for an MLA style in-text citation. For example: "Bipolar staining can be largely indicative in these situations (Blanche)."

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John Woloch writes professionally for various websites. He has published in the Dutch journal "Crux" and writes frequently on oil painting, classical languages and topics involving math and biochemistry. Woloch holds a Master of Arts in English from the University of Chicago, a Master of Arts in classics from Ohio State University and a postbaccalaureate pre-medical degree from Georgetown University.