How do I cite a résumé or a curriculum vitae?
Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
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. .
To cite a résumé or curriculum vitae that composes a web page, include the title of the web page, the name of the website, 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 website 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.