Works Cited

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MLA Citation Examples

Works cited pages should be double spaced with entries in alphabetical order.

BOOK - NO NAMED AUTHOR - NO EDITOR:

Handbook of Pre-Columbian Art. New York: Johnson, 1988.

BOOK - EDITOR or SPECIFIC AUTHOR OF ARTICLE IS KNOWN:

Burnside, William H. "Johann Desastian Bach." Great Life's from History: Renaissance to 1900. Volume 1, edited by Frank Magill. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Salem Press, 1989.

BOOK - ONE AUTHOR:

Gershman, Herbert S. The Surrealist Revolution in France. Detroit: McGraw. 1986.

BOOK - MULTIPLE AUTHORS:

Raffer, Bernard C., Richard Frieman, and Robert Baron. New York in Crisis. New York: Harper, 1986.

BOOK - WITH MULTIPLE EDITORS, NO AUTHOR KNOWN:

Diller, Daniel, John Desmond and Anthony Mossa, eds. The Making of Russia, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.

BOOK WITH SINGLE EDITOR, NO AUTHOR KNOWN:

Gibson, James, ed. The Complete Book of the Middle Ages, Vol 1. New York: Ballantine, 1994.

BOOK - CORPORATE AUTHOR:

American Association of School Administrator. Annual Report. Washington: American Association of School Administration, 1984.

COLLECTION OF CRITICISMS - CRITIC OR AUTHOR INORMATION IS KNOWN:

Barnes, Clive. "Edward (Franklin) Albee (III)". Contemporary Literary Criticism. Vol 53, edited by Janet Sternberg. Detroit: Gale Research. 1989.

ARTICLE - SIGNED IN NEWSPAPER OR WEEKLY PERIODICAL:

May, Clifford. "Religious Frictions Heat Up in Nigeria." Newseek, Aug. 10, 2002: 51.

ARTICLE - UNSIGNED IN NEWSPAPER OR WEEKLY PERIODICAL:

"Making of a Candidate for President." Time, October 2, 2002: 35.

ARTICLE - SIGNED IN NEWSPAPER READ ONLINE

Friedman, Thomas L. "Obama's Nightmare." New York Times 14 Nov. 2012: A29. Web. 16 Nov. 2012. <http://www.nytimes.com/ 2012/11/14/opinion/friedman-obamas-nightmare.html?hp>.

ARTICLE - SIGNED IN ENCYCLOPEDIA

Smith, Richard. “Adolf Hitler.” Academic American Encyclopedia. Vol. 7. 1998 edition.

ARTICLE - UNSIGNED IN ENCYCLOPEDIA

"Bill Clinton". Encyclopedia Americana. Vol. 19. 1999 edition.

ARTICLE FOUND ON STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER

Smith, Mary. “Tuberculosis Flexes It's Muscles.” Time. February 14, 2003: 50. Student Resource Center. January 2, 2001. <http//www.galenet.com/studentresourcecenter.com>.

ARTICLE FOUND IN A DATABASE

Doherty, Bridgett. “Lupus Test May Speed Diagnosis”. Prevention, Jan 2003. v53: 144. InfoTrac-Student Edition. Gale Group. Oct. 2, 2001. <http//www.infotracstudentedition.com>.

ARTICLE FOUND ON THE INTERNET

Smith, George. “Graf Has Look of a Champion.” ESPNET SportsZone. Aug. 29, 1996. <http//www.espn.com/gen/top/0108716001.html>.

TV SHOW

Doe, John, rept. "Title of Episode or Segment (if Any)." Title of Program or Series. Name of TV Network. Call Letters, City, 21 Oct. 2009 (date of broadcast). Television.

TV INTERVIEW

Obama, Barack. Interview by Matt Lauer. Today Show. NBC. WVIT, Hartford, 21 Sept. 2008. Television.

WEBPAGES

Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Specific Page or Article Title.” Title of Entire Web Site (italiziced). Date Web Page Was Last Revised. Sponsoring Organization. Date You Read it <URL or web address>.

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