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MLA Works Cited List

The following guidelines for compiling a Works Cited List in MLA style are outlined by Joseph Gibaldi in MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 6th ed. (New York: MLA, 2003).

The sections referenced are 5.2-5.9.

Books

A Book by One Author

The author's first name should be spelled out.

Reese, George. Database Programming with JDBC and Java. Beijing: O'Reilly, 2000.

A Book by Two or More Authors

Names should be given in the order they appear on the title page. Only the name of the first author should be written in the last name, first name format. All other names should follow after a comma in the first name, last name format.

Dietel, Harvey, and Paul Dietel. C How To Program. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1999.

Two or More Books by the Same Author

Use the name of the author only in the first entry; all subsequent entries should be preceeded by three dashes followed by a period, the title, and the publishing information. These entries should by alphabetized by title.

Flanagan, David. Java Foundation Classes in a Nutshell. Beijing: O'Reilly, 1999.

---. Java in a Nutshell. Beijing: O'Reilly, 1999.

Two or More Books by the Same Authors

Use the authors' names only in the first entry; all subsequent entries should be preceded by three dashes followed by a period, the title, and the publishing information. Alphabetize these entries by title.

Dietel, Harvey, and Paul Dietel. C How To Program. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1999.

---. C++ How To Program. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2000.

Anthology

The compiler's or editor's name should be followed by ed. or comp.

Baym, Nina, ed. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. New York: Norton and Company, 2002.

An Article in An Anthology

The entry should start with the article's author, fsollowed by the title of the article enclosed in quotation marks, then the editor's name, the name of the anthology, publishing information, and the pages where the article appears in the anthology.

Bradford, William. "Of Plymouth Plantation." The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Nina Baym. New York: Norton and Company, 2002. 164-204.

Periodicals

An Article in a Scholarly Journal with Continuous Pagination

Dickey, Michelle D. "Game Design and Learning: A Conjectural Analysis of How Massively Multiple Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) Foster Intrinsic Motivation." Educational Technology, Research & Development, 55 (2007): 253-273.

An Article in a Scholarly Journal with Separate Pagination for Each Issue

Miller, Christopher T. "Enhancing Web-Based Instruction Using a Person-Centered Model of Instruction." Quarterly Review of Distance Education 8.1 (2007): 25-34.

An Article in a Newspaper

McMurtrie Beth. "Europe's Education Chief Seeks Transatlantic Cooperation." Chronicle of Higher Education 24 Feb. 2006: A39.

An Article in a Magazine

Lowth, Chris. "The Hidden Treasures of iptables." Linux Journal 120 April 2004: 24-29.

Electronic Sources

An Article on an Internet Site

Pollard, Nikklas. "Hard disk pioneers win physics Nobel." Reuters.com. Reuters. 9 October 2007. http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL0923590220071009.

An Entire Internet Site

CNN.com. 2007. Cable News Network. 13 August 2007. http://www.cnn.com.

An Article in an Online Periodical

Krathen, Richard A., Natalie Hart, and Heidi B. Donnelly. "Time Management of Patients." Dermatology Online Journal 13.3 (2007). July 2007. http://dermatology.cdlib.org/.

An E-mail

Smith, Frank T. "Re: Essay." E-mail to John Marks. 15 July 2007.

Find more information on how to document sources from the web at MLA Style FAQ

Non-Print Sources

A Television or a Radio Program

Pride and Prejudice. By Jane Austin. Adapt. Simon Langton. Perf. Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. 6 episodes. A&E Television Networks. PBS. WTTW,Chicago. 14-20. Jan 1996.

A Film or a Video Recording

Roman Holiday. Dir. Wylliam Wyler. Perf. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Paramount Pictures. 1953.


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