MLA Works Cited

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Works Cited in MLA Format

Format for a Book Entry:

Author’s last name, first name. Book Title. City: Publisher, date.

Examples:

Karkauer, John. Into the Wild. New York: Random House, Feb. 1997.

Miller, Arthur. The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts. New York: Penguin Books, 1976.

Format for Periodical Entry:

Newspapers:

Author’s last name, First name. “Article Title.” Periodical Title (date): page numbers. (For a newspaper with sections, use a comma after the date, then indicate the section number followed by a colon and page number.

Example:

Bridis, Ted. “Campus Pirates Beware: Music Swaps Generate Complaints.” Lexington-Herald Leader (22 Feb. 2007), B: 9.

Magazines:

Author’s last name, First name. “Article Title.” Periodical Title volume number (date): page numbers. (If you use a magazine that has a volume number, indicate the volume number before the date, with no punctuation.)

Example:

Roberts, Brendan. “Spring Training Isn’t Just for Players Anymore.” Sporting News. (22 Feb. 2007): 32.

Travers, Pete. “Oscar Smackdown.” Rolling Stone. 1020 (22 Feb. 2007): 63.

****Note: When you use the date write it in the following format: Day Month Year. Example: 3 Apr. 1981.

Format for an On-line Entry (1st Example online website, 2nd example online article):

Author’s last name, First name. “Article Title.” Site Title. Date posted or last updated. Sponsor. Date accessed .

Example 1:

Germain, David. “Scorsese, Mirren, Whitaker win Oscars”. . 22 Feb. 2007. CNN. 22 Feb. 2007. .

Author’s last name, First name (if given). “Article Title”. Periodical Title Volume or Issue Number. Date of publication: Range or total number or pages or paragraphs. Sponsor. Date accessed. .

Example 2:

“Oscars Revealed Widening Gap Between, Best Worst Dressed.” The Onion: America’s Finest News Source 43.09. 25 Feb. 2007: 11 pars. Google. 26 Feb. 2007. .

Format of Works Cited in MLA Format

This is a separate page from your paper. The purpose of this page is to show the reader where he/she can find the works you cite in your paper. Hence why this page is called the “Works Cited” page. A works cited page should look like the one below. Note: This page is on a separate page from your paper. It is still a part of your paper, it but begins on new page after the last page of your paper. These are the examples of the citations from the front page formatted into a works cited page.

****Three things to remember when formatting the Works Cited page:

1. All entries are in alphabetical order by the first word of the entry. Remember, if there is not an author you skip the author name and go to the next part of the citation.

2. The format of a Works Cited page is double spaced and in a hanging indent. To set the page on a hanging indent: In Microsoft Word, go to Format in the tool bar, and then click on Paragraph. Under indentation, you will see special. Click on the arrow there and choose hanging indent. This will set up the hanging indent for you so you don’t have to do it.

3. Note: I want the margins at 1 inch for the top and bottom and 1.25 inches on the left and right. This is standard formatting for Microsoft Word and you should not have to change anything when you open a new document.

Works Cited

Bridis, Ted. “Campus Pirates Beware: Music Swaps Generate Complaints.” Lexington-Herald Leader (22 Feb. 2007), B: 9.

Germain, David. “Scorsese, Mirren, Whitaker Win Oscars”. . 22 Feb. 2007. CNN. 22 Feb. 2007. .

Karkauer, John. Into the Wild. New York: Random House, Feb. 1997.

Miller, Arthur. The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts. New York: Penguin Books, 1976.

“Oscars Revealed Widening Gap Between, Best Worst Dressed.” The Onion: America’s Finest News Source 43.09. 25 Feb. 2007: 11 pars. Google. 26 Feb. 2007. .

Roberts, Brendan. “Spring Training Isn’t Just for Players Anymore.” Sporting News. (22 Feb. 2007): 32.

Travers, Pete. “Oscar Smackdown.” Rolling Stone. 1020 (22 Feb. 2007): 63.

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