How do I cite a résumé or a curriculum vitae?

A résumé or a curriculum vitae is a unique type of source that is usually untitled and often undated. You may include the word résumé or curriculum vitae in place of a title as a description of the source. If the source is dated, include the date after the title or description; follow section 2.6.1 of the MLA Handbook and use square brackets around the date if the source is undated but you can infer a date based on its content. To cite a print copy of a résumé or curriculum vitae, the core elements are the author’s name and the title or description of the source.
Hernandez, Joaquin. Résumé. [2016].
To cite a résumé or curriculum vitae that composes a Web page, include the title of the Web page, the name of the Web site, and the URL. You may include a description of the type of source at the end.
“Mary Jane Angelo.” UF Law, www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/mary-jane-angelo. Curriculum vitae.
If the résumé or curriculum vitae is a PDF you consulted online, consider it a stand-alone work and don’t include the Web site from which you downloaded it as a container title.
Angelo, Mary Jane. Curriculum vitae. www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/resumes/angelo_m_resume.pdf.
If the résumé or curriculum vitae is dated, include the date after the description of the source.
Angelo, Mary Jane. Curriculum vitae. 2015, www.law.ufl.edu/_pdf/resumes/angelo_m_resume.pdf.
For in-text citations, include page numbers only if the source is paginated: this will be more common for print and PDF documents.

Published 11 November 2016

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