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MLA 8th Edition Citation Style Guide

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Government publication: Retrieved from internet


Author (city or country, Dept. name).  Title of Report. Publisher, Publication Date, Location (URL). Date of Access.


Kelowna. Planning and Development Services Dept. Kelowna Population Statistics. City of Kelowna, 1999,           Docs/PDFs/Strategic%20Planning/1996%20Census%20info.pdf. Accessed 21 July 2016.

In text: (Kelowna Planning and Development Services Dept.)


  • MLA suggests including a long author name in the text rather than using an in-test citation.  Example below.
  • According to the statistics provided by Kelowna’s Planning and Development Services Dept., the city’s population was 89,465 in 1996.