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MLA (8th Edition): Works Cited Examples

A quick guide for citing your sources in MLA format.

Examples

Below are some examples for formatting the Works Cited page using the major elements of MLA 8th edition.  

NOTE: Your Works Cited entries should have hanging indents.  If you do not see them, it is due to how this guide displays across different browsers.

 

Book,
Single Author

Unger, Lisa. The Red Hunter. Touchstone, 2017. 

Book,
Two Authors

​Gaiman, Neil and Terry Pratchet. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. HarperTorch, 2006.

(NOTE: Authors should be listed in the order they are listed on the title page. The first given name appears in last name, first name format; subsequent author names appear in first name last name format.)

Book,
Three or More Authors

David, Larry, et al. The Comic Offense from Vaudeville to Contemporary Comedy​. Bloomsbury, 2014.

Book,
with Translator or other contributors

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de. Don Quixote. translated by Edith Grossman, Ecco, 2003.

Here are other common descriptions: Adapted by, Directed by, Edited by, Illustrated by, Introduction by, Narrated by, Performance by.

A work (e.g., essay, short story) in an anthology or compilation.

Baldwin, James. "Sonny's Blues" The Oxford Book of American Short Stories edited by Joyce Carol Oates, Oxford University Press, 2013 pp. 483-513.

Book,
Later Edition

Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2003.

Article in an Online Database

Waugh, Charles. "We Are Not a Nation, So Much as a World: Melville's Global Consciousness." Studies in American Fiction, vol. 33, no. 2, 2005, pp. 203-228. Literature Resource Center, go.galegroup.com.ezproxylocal.library.nova.edu/ps/i.do?p=LitRC&sw=w&u=novaseu_main&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CA141995716&asid=9784cff0823a7a90a169eb7c6f3e5d81.

Note: When including a URL, omit the http:// and https://

Article in Print Journal

Hannah, Daniel K. "The Private Life, the Public Stage: Henry James in Recent Fiction." Journal of Modern Literature, vol. 30, no. 3, 2007, pp. 70-94.

Article (Web Page) on a Web Site

Feinberg, Robbie. "Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look at the Only Statewide School Laptop Program." nprED, NPR, 18 August 2017, http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/08/18/536875865/15-years-later-how-did-it-go-with-maines-school-laptop-program.

Note: When including a URL, omit the http:// and https://

Website (Whole site)

Carlisle, Stephen. Nova Southeastern University Office of Copyright. copyright.nova.edu. Accessed 21 August 2017.

Note: The Date of Access is important if the source does not provide a date indicating when it was published. Also, since online sources often update or remove certain information, the date of access is helpful. 

YouTube Video "The Cycle of Information." YouTube, uploaded by Hartness Library, 31 May. 2012, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqhMn0a8RMA.
Podcast

Taberski, Dan. "Where's Richard." Missing Richard Simmons. Episode 1, 14 February 2017, https://www.missingrichardsimmons.com/. Accessed 21 August 2017.

Note: The Date of Access is important if the source does not provide a date indicating when it was published. Also, since online sources often update or remove certain information, the date of access is helpful. 

Tweet @TeachingLC. "Teachers: The LC has 1000s of free primary sources + strategies & PD go.usa.gov/Djz3 #edchat" Twitter, 8 September 2016, 4:28 p.m., https://twitter.com/TeachingLC/status/773981387728846848.
Television Show  "The Winds of Winter." Game of Thrones, season 6, episode 10, HBO, 26 January 2016.