Common Types of MLA Works Cited Entries

Here are some common types of MLA Works Cited Entries:

Book(s)

Author. Title. Where published: publisher, date. Type of medium.
Stevens, Paul Drew. Real Animal Heroes. New York: Signet, 1997. Print.
• If the book has an edition number, include it after the title.
Stevens, Paul Drew. Real Animal Heroes. 2
nd ed. New York: Signet, 1997. Print.
• Use only the first name in the publishers name
Houghton Mifflin Company is listed as Houghton.

Book with 2 or more authors

1st Author, and 2nd author. Title. Where published: publisher, date. Type of medium.
Spicer, Mark S., and John R. Covach. Sounding Out Pop: Analytical essays in Popular Music. Ann Arbor: Michigan UP, 2010. Print.

2 or more works by the same author

Author. Title. Where published: publisher, date. Type of medium.
Miller, Donald. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I learned While Editing My Life. Nashville: Nelson, 2009. Print.
—.Searching for God Knows What. Nashville: Nelson, 2004. Print.

No author listed but Editor listed

Editor, ed. Title. Where published: publisher, date. Type of medium.
McDannel, Colleen, ed. Catholics in the Movies. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008. Print.

Anthology

Author of work. “Title of work.” Title of anthology or textbook. Editor of anthology. Where published: publisher, date. Page number(s) of work. Type of medium. Wong, Edward. “A Long Overdue Apology.” Tales from the Times. Ed. Lisa Belkin. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2004. 29-34.
Print.

Textbook

Author(s) of textbook. “Title of chapter.” Title of textbook, edition number. Where published: publisher, date. Page
number(s) of chapter. Type of medium. Biays John Sheridan, and Carol Wershoven. “Works Cited Entries: MLA Format.” Along These Lines: Writing Paragraphs and Essays, 5th Ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2010. 356-361. Print

Newspaper/ Magazine Article

Author. “Article title.” Name of Periodical and Volume/Issue Number. (Date): page number. Type of medium.
Caldwell, Tanya. “Boca Names Its New Dog Park.” South Florida Sun Sentinel . (10 Aug 2005): BI. Print.
* Abbreviate all months except May, June, and July, and place the day before the month
Caldwell, Tanya. “Boca Names Its New Dog Park.” South Florida Sun Sentinel . (10 Aug 2005): BI. Print.

Whole Website with no author

Name of website. Publisher or sponsor of the website. Date published. Type of medium. Date of access.
Humane Society of the United States. American Humane Society. 2007. Web. 20 June 2007.
Do NOT include the URL (website address)

Website with author

Author. “Article title.” Name of website. Publisher or sponsor of website. Date published. Type of medium. Date of access. Woolf, Norma Bennett. “Getting Involved in Purebred Rescue.” Dog Owner’s Guided. 18 May 2005. Web. 20 June 2005.
* If publisher/sponsor cannot be found, write n.p.
* If date published cannot be found, write n.d.
Woolf, Norma Bennett. “Getting Involved in Purebred Rescue.” Dog Owner’s Guided. n. p. n. d. Web. 20 June 2005.
Do NOT include the URL (website address)