MLA Citation Format Sheet

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MLA Citation Format Sheet

Hillsborough High School - MLA Works Cited Format Sheet 8th edition

 

The works cited page is arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name or title, if no author. The work cited page should be double spaced within and between entries. The following examples have not been double spaced in order to save space. Provide URL (without https://) unless you are told not to by your teacher/professor. Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.

Author.

Title of Source.

Title of container #1, (self contained if book)

Other contributors, (translators or editors)

Version, (edition)

Number, (vol. and/or number)

Publisher,

Publication Date,

Location. (pages, paragraphs, URL or DOI)

Title of  container #2,

Other contributors,

Version,

Number,

Publisher,

Publication date,

Location. (Page number or URL, not city)

 

Note on authors: Items by two authors: give their names in the same order as they appear on title page, reverse only the first author, add a comma and give other name in normal form. Ex. Smith, Penny, and Thomas Veritas. If there are three or more authors: list only the first author followed by the phrase et al. (the abbreviation for the Latin phrase "and others") in place of the other authors' names. Ex. Roosevelt, Theodore, et al.

 

Books  

Basic Information:

Author or editor.                                                          

Title of source. (book)

Publisher,

Publication date.

 

Book by one author:

Kirby, David. What is a Book? U of Georgia P, 2002.

Two or more books by same author:

Gay, Kathlyn. Communes and Cults. Twenty-first Century Books, 1997.

---. I Am Who I Am: Speaking Out About Multiracial Identity. Franklin Watts, 1995.

Book by two authors:

Broer, Lawrence R., and Gloria Holland. Hemingway and Women: Female Critics and the Female Voice. U of Alabama P, 2002.

Book by three or more authors:

Plag, Ingo, et al. Introduction to English Linguistics. Mouton, 2007.

Book or article with no author named:   

The New York Public Library Desk Reference. 4th ed., Hyperion, 2002.

Book with an editor, no author:

Prucher, Jeff, editor. Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction. Oxford UP, 2007.

 

Book in a series:

Author.

“Title of source.”

Title of container #1,

Publisher,

Publication date.

 

Zaloga, Steven. “Bagration 1944: The Destruction of Army Group Center.Library of Modern Military Campaigns, Grolier Educational, 1997.

Book in anthology series:

Author. (of individual article)

“Title of source.” (article)

Title of container #1, (book title)

Edited by (first name & last name),

Publisher,

Publication date,

Location. (page number)

Hamilton,  James T. “Violence on Television is a Serious Problem.” Is Media Violence a Serious Problem?, Edited by James D. Torr, Greenhaven Press, 2002, pp. 18-23.

BooBook in an anthology series with previously published articles:

Author. (of individual article

“Title of source.” (article)

Title of container #1, (book title)

Edited by, (first name & last name)

Publisher,

Publication date,

Location.

(page number)

Title of container #2,

Number, (vol.  and/or number)

Publisher,

Publication date.

 

Brill, Steven. “Courtroom Cameras.” Clashing Views in Criminal Justice, Edited by Thomas Hickey,  McGraw-Hill, 2007 pp. 289-97. Originally published in Notre Dame Law Review, v. 72, U of Notre Dame, 1997.

 

E-book      

Author.

“Title of source.”

Publisher,

Publication date,

Title of container #2

Location. (DOI or URL)

                                                             


Niven, Jennifer. “All the Bright Places.” e-book, Alfred A. Knopf, 2015, Destiny Discover, destiny.htps.us

 

Article in a Reference Book (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries): cite the piece as you would any other work in a collection but do not include the publisher information. Also, if the reference book is organized alphabetically, as most are, do not list the volume or the page number of the article.

Author of article,

“Title of article.”

Title of container#1, (encyclopedia)

# ed.,

Date of publication.

Allen, Delmas J. "Funny bone.” World Book Student, 2014.

Unsigned Reference Article:

“Arales.” The New Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th ed., 2005.

 

Periodicals (magazines, newspapers or journals):

 

Magazine -  Basic Information:

Author.

“Title of magazine article.”

Title of container #1, (magazine)

Complete date, (dd month yyyy)

Page number(s).  p.(pp.)

 

Von Drehle, David. “More Than Myth.” Time, 7 Sept. 2009,  pp. 34-36.

Unsigned article:
“Savings Around the Clock.” Consumer Reports, July 2009, p. 13.

 

Magazine accessed by a database:   

Author.

“Title of source.” (article)

Title of container#1, (magazine)

Number,

(vol., no.,)

Publisher,

Publication date,

Location. (page)

Title of container #2, (database)

Location. (DOI or URL

 

No One At the Wheel.” New Times Upfront, vol. 145, no. 4, Scholastic, 5 Nov. 2012, p. 5. Infotrac Elite 500, go.galegroup.com/ ps/ i.do?p=SPJ.SP00&sw=w&u=bell43390&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CA307525078&it=r&asid=817288455aa1e269d80c649ec.     

Newspaper-Basic Information: note that pagination is different from a magazine; if more than one edition, specify which one after the date

Author.

“Title of article.”

Title of container #1, (Newspaper name) if local paper or not well known include city name in [ ]

Complete date,

(dd month yyyy)

Edition, (if applicable)

Location. (section and page)

 

Hauser, Christine. “Mob Infiltration is Seen in Agency.” New York Times, 2 Oct. 2009,  late ed., p. A11.  

Guardado, Maria. “Playing Through the Pain.” The Star-Ledger [Newark], 27 Sept. 2016,  p. Sports 31.

Unsigned article:

“The Constitution and the Cross.” New York Times, 7 Oct. 2009, late ed., p. A6.  

 

Newspaper accessed by a database:

Author.

“Title of source.” (article)

Title of container#1, (newspaper)

Number,

(vol., no.,)

Publisher,

Publication Date,

Location. (page)

Title of container #2,

(database)

Location. (DOI or URL)

 

Marriott, Michel. “Koch Faults McDonald’s Packaging.” The New York Times, 30 Dec. 1987, p. B3, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, hn.bigchalk.com

Journal article accessed by a database:

Author.

“Title of source.” (article)

Title of Container #1, (journal)

Number,

(vol. , no. ,)

Publication date,

Location. (page(s))

Title of Container #2, (database)

Location. (DOI or URL).

 

Marston, Hilary D., et al. "Considerations For Developing A Zika Virus Vaccine." New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 37, no. 13, 29 Sept. 2016, pp.1209-1212. MasterFILE Premier, doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1607762.

 

Web Sources:

While optional, it is a good idea to list the date of access on web sources since they are often updated and the information available on one date may not be available later. After the URL add: Accessed dd Month abbreviation. yyyy.

An Entire Website

Editor, author, or compiler name. (if available)

Title of Source. (website name)

Publisher, (name of organization affiliated with the site)

Publication date,

Location. (URL)

 

The History of Vaccines. The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 2016, http://www.historyofvaccines.org/.

 

A Page on a Website

Author.

“Title of source.” (article)

Title of Container, (website)

Publisher,

Publication date,

Location. (URL)

 

Schnirring, Lisa. “CDC sees little grown in adult vaccine coverage.” Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota, 29 Jan. 2013, www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2013/01/cdc-sees-little-growth-adult-vaccine-coverage.

 

MLA Ha MLA Handbook. 8th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2016.

MLA Ha MLA Hndbook. 8th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2016, style.mla.org.

The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008, owl.english.purdue.edu/owl. Revised 16 Feb. 2017


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