How do I cite a work by a think tank?
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 think tank is a type of organization, so you should cite a work by a think tank according to the guidelines in section 2.1.3 of the MLA Handbook for citing a work by a corporate author: “an institution, an association, a government agency, or another kind of organization” (104).
For examples of how to cite works by corporate authors, read our posts on citing PDFs and on citing reports.
MLA Handbook. 8th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2016.