Work Cited MLA Format

Work Cited MLA Format

  • Book with one author

Last name, First name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher,

Copyright Date. Medium of Publication.


Example:

Brunvand, Jan Harold. The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban

Legends & Their Meanings. New York: Norton, 1981. Print.

  • Book with two or three authors

Last name, First name, and First name Last name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Copyright Date. Medium of Publication.

Example:

Creed, Patrick and Rick Newman. Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the

Pentagon on 9/11. New York: Ballantine, 2008. Print.

  • Book with more than three authors

Last name, First name, et al. (and others) Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Copyright Date. Medium of Publication.

Example:

Moschovitis, Christos J. P., et al. History of the Internet: A Chronology,

1843 to the Present. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1999. Print.

  • Edited book

Last name, First name, ed. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher,

Copyright Date. Medium of Publication.

Example:

Worek, Michael, ed. Nobel: A Century of Prize Winners. Buffalo: Firefly,

2008. Print.

  • Essay or article in a book

Last name, First name. “Title of Article or Essay.” Title of Book. Ed. Editor’s First name Last name. City of Publication: Publisher, Copyright Date. Page Numbers. Medium of Publication.

Example:

Stephens, Gene. "A Variety of Factors Put Teens at Risk." Teens at Risk:

Opposing Viewpoints. Ed. Auriana Ojeda. San Diego: Greenhaven,

2003. 19-27. Print.

  • One volume reference work

Last name, First name. “Title of Entry.” Title of Book. Editor. Edition. Copyright Date. Medium of Publication.

Example:

Hart, James D. "Taylor, Edward." The Oxford Companion to American

Literature. 6th ed. 1995. Print.

  • Multi-volume reference work

Last name, First name. “Title of Entry.” Title of Book. Editor of book. Vol. Number. Edition. City of Publication: Publisher, Copyright Date. Medium of Publication.

Example:

Wilde, Ann. "Scottsboro Incident." Encyclopedia of African American

History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the

Twenty-First Century. Ed. Paul Finkelman. Vol. 4. New York: Oxford

UP, 2009. Print.

  • Pamphlet or Brochure

Treat the pamphlet as you would a book.

Last name, First name. Title of Pamphlet. City of Publication: Publisher,

Copyright Date. Medium of Publication.

Example:

Skin Cancer Foundation. A Guide to Skin Cancer and Precancers. New

York: Skin Cancer Foundation, 2002. Print.

  • Government Publication

Government Agency or Author. Title. City of Publication: Publisher, Copyright Date. Medium of Publication.

Examples:

United States. Social Security Admin. Idenity Theft and Your Social

Security Number. Washington: GPO, 2006. Print.

  • Scholarly journal article

Last name, First name. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal. Volume Number.Issue Number (Year): Page Numbers. Medium of Publication.

Example:

Gems, Gerald. "Monuments to Memory." Chicago History. 36.1 (2008):

4-25. Print.

  • Magazine article with author

Last name, First name. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine. Day (if given) Month Year: Page Numbers. Medium of Publication.

Examples:

Johnson, George. "Plugging into the Sun." National Geographic. Sept.

2009: 28-53. Print.

Thomas, Evan. "What Teddy Can Teach Us." Newsweek. 7 Sept. 2009:

30-33. Print.

  • Magazine article without author

“Title of Article.” Title of Magazine Day(if given) Month Year: Page Numbers. Medium of Publication.

  • Magazine article with author from an online source

Last name, First name. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine. Day (if given) Month Year: Page Numbers. Name of Service. (FirstSearch, etc.) Date of Access <Network address>.

Example:

Richter, Jean Paul. "Renaissance man: text from The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci." Muse. 12. 6

Jul.-Aug. 2008: 24(4). Student Resource Center - Gold. Gale. Elmhurst Public Library. 21 Oct.

2009 <http://proxy.elmhurstpubliclibrary.org:2103/srcx/infomark.do?&contentSet=IAC-

Documents&type=retrieve&tabID=T003&prodId=SRC-1&docId=A185822186&source=

gale&srcprod=SRCG&userGroupName=elmhstpl_main&version=1.0>.

  • Web Page

Last name, First name. "Title of Article." Title of Site. Editor of site. Medium of Publication. Date of Access <URL or Web Address>.

Example:

Andrusyk, Brian. "Web Site Evaluation." Library Media Center. Web.

21 Oct. 2009 <http://www.ichsknights.org/academics5.aspx#library>

  • Personal Interview

Last name, First name. Personal interview. Date.

Examples:

Enstein, Frank. Personal interview. 31 Oct. 2009.

Bell, Alexander G. Telephone interview. 17 Oct. 2008.

Source: Modern Language Association of America. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: MLA, 2009.