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MLA Documentation Style
Examples for the Works Cited Page
Citing Books by an Individual Author
Miller, Russell. The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle. New York: St. Martin’s,
Citing Books by Two or More AuthorsEhrlich, Paul R., and Anne H. Ehrlich. The Dominant Animal, Human Evolution and the
Environment. Washington, D.C.: Island, 2008. Print.
Work in an Anthology or CollectionGrant, Elizabeth. “Race, Place, and Memory: African American Tourism in the
Postindustrial City.” African American Urban History since World War II. Ed.
Kenneth L. Kusmer and Joe W. Trotter. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2009. 404-423.
Article in an Encyclopedia or Reference WorkNote: Treat an encyclopedia article or reference work as a work in a collection. If the article is signed, list the author’s name first; if not provided, list the title first. For familiar sources, give only the edition, year, and the medium of publication. However, when citing less familiar reference works, include the editor, publication information, and the medium of publication.
“Japan.” World Book Encyclopedia. 2000 ed. Print.
Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane. “Art and Religion.” Encyclopedia of Religion. Ed. Lindsay
Article in a Scholarly JournalNote: When citing a scholarly journal, provide the volume and issue, if given; for example: 25.5 (25 is the volume number and 5 is the issue number).
Wells, Jane. “The Greatest Sports Feats of the Twentieth Century.” Journal of Physical
Article in a MagazineNote: To cite an article in a magazine published weekly or every two weeks, give the complete date beginning with the day (31 July 2009), followed by a colon, page numbers, and the medium.
Stein, Joel. “Less Vegas.” Time 24 Aug. 2009: 23-29. Print.
Note: To cite an article in a monthly or bimonthly magazine, give the month or months and year, followed by a colon, page numbers, and the medium.
Lehrer, Jonah. “Unlocking the Mysteries of the Artistic Mind.” Psychology Today Aug.
Article in a Newspaper
Rose, Annie Lee. “John Grisham: Mississippi Novelist.” New York Times 1 Apr. 1997, late
Video or filmSaving Private Ryan. Dir. Steven Spielberg. Perf. Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, and Edward
Burns. Paramount Pictures, 1998. DVD.