MLA Citation Guidelines
MLA Citation Guidelines
Format of Works Cited Section
- Type the page number in the upper right-hand corner, one half
inch from the top of the page.
- Center the title Works Cited an inch from the top. Double space
before the first entry.
- Begin each entry flush with the left margin. If the entry runs
more than one line, indent additional lines five spaces.
- Double space each entry; also double-space between
- List each entry alphabetically by the author's last name. If
there is no author, use the first word of the title (disregard A,
(Sebranek, Meyer, and Kemper 198)
Author. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher,
Milios, Rita. How To Make Good Choices. New York:
Rosen Publishers, 1992.
BOOK BY TWO OR MORE PERSONS
Authors. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher,
Barkin, Carol, and Elizabeth James. How to Write Great School
Reports. New York: Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard Books,
BOOK - NO AUTHOR GIVEN
Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher,
Webster's New Geographical Dictionary. Springfield,
Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster, 1997.
Author. "Title of Article." Name of Magazine Date
of Publication: Page number.
Van Biema, David. "Beyond the Sound Barrier." Time 3
October 1994: 66-67.
Author. "Title of Article." Name of Newspaper.
Date of Publication, Section: Page number.
Priest, Dana. "Kosovo Plan Calls for 4,000 U.S. Troops."
Washington Post. 14 February 1999, sec. A: 1.
"Title of Article." Name of Encyclopedia. Edition
"Civil War." World Book Encyclopedia. 1998 ed.
ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE ONLINE
"Title of Article." Name of Encyclopedia. Information
Supplier. Access date. URL
"George Washington." World Book Online. World Book, Inc. 16
REFERENCE DATABASES ONLINE
"Title of Article." Name of Database. Date of
electronic publication or update. Database supplier.
Access date. Web address of main page.
"From Dots and Dashes to Digital." SIRS Discoverer. 21
March 2006. SIRS. 10 May 2001.
"Benjamin Franklin." Wilson Biographies Plus
Illustrated. 10 May 2000. H.W. Wilson. 12 March
Author (if available). "Title of Article." Date
of Website. Online. Access date. Web
"Welcome to the White House." 20 March 2000.
Online. 4 April 2001.
Title. Type of media. City of Publication: Publisher,
The Scientific Method. Videorecording. Washington,
D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1993.
Person interviewed. Type of interview. Date of
Turner, Ted. Telephone interview. 12 September
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