How do I cite statistics in the MLA format?


If you are citing statistics (graphs, tables, infographics) that are part of a published report or article, you may cite the report or article as usual in your Works Cited. No need to create a separate citation for the statistic.

For examples of citing:

  • journal articles, go here
  • newspaper articles, go here
  • other online sources, go here

For standalone statistical information, such as infographics that are not part of a published article/report, you may use the following format:

"Infographic: Title". Organization that published the infographic, URL.

For example:

"Infographic: Center for Devices and Radiological Health's Response to COVID-19." U.S. Food and Drug Administration,

More Resources: 

MLA Style: How do I cite an infographic?

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Is there a citation tool for graphs/infographics in Statista?


  • Last Updated Dec 04, 2021
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