• MLA7 Works Cited Rules & Examples

     

    Please use the following examples for any Works Cited page you may need to do:

     

    "Works Cited" is the title of the list.  All entries are double spaced with no extra spacing between entries.  After the initial line of an entry, additional lines must be indented 5 spaces.  Alphabetize entries.  Use Times New Roman font.

     

    Book:   One Author

    Author’s last name (comma) (1 space) first name followed by a period ( 2 spaces)

    Title of book underlined followed by a period (2 spaces)

    City of publication followed by a colon (1 space)

    Publisher’s name followed by a comma (1 space)

    Copyright date followed by a period (2 spaces)

    Medium of publication followed by a period

     

    EX:  Jones, Mary.  Insects Are Interesting.  Philadelphia:
                 Yoman, 2004.  Print.

        

     

    Book:   Two Authors

    First author’s last name (comma) (1 space) first name (1 space)  and (1 space) second author’s first name (1 space) second author's last name followed by a period ( 2 spaces)

    Title of book underlined followed by a period (2 spaces)

    City of publication followed by a colon (1 space)

    Publisher’s name followed by a comma (1 space)

    Copyright date followed by a period (2 spaces)

    Medium of publication followed by a period

     

    EX:  Reece, Fred and Harold Jonas.  Social Apathy.  Dallas:
                 Prentice, 2005.  Print.

     

     

    Book:   More Than Two Authors

    First author’s last name (comma) (1 space) first name (comma) (1 space) followed by the phrase “et al” followed by a period ( 2 spaces)

    Title of book underlined followed by a period (2 spaces)

    City of publication followed by a colon (1 space)

    Publisher’s name followed by a comma (1 space)

    Copyright date followed by a period (2 spaces)

    Medium of publication followed by a period

     

    EX:  Smith, John, et al.  Flying Airplanes.  New York: Tate,
                 2005.  Print.

     

     
    Encyclopedia: 

    Title of article in quotation marks followed by a period inside the quotation marks (2 spaces)

    Title of encyclopedia underlined followed by a period (2 spaces)

    Edition number followed by a period (2 spaces)

    Copyright date followed by a period (2 spaces)

    Medium of publication followed by a period

     

    EX:  “Soldiers.”  World Book Encyclopedia.  5th ed.  
                  2003.  Print.

        

     

    Magazine: 

    Author’s last name (comma) (1 space) first name followed by a period (2 spaces)

    Title of magazine article in quotation marks followed by a period inside the quotation marks  (2 spaces)

    Title of magazine underlined (2 spaces)

    Day (1 space) month (1 space)  year of magazine followed by a colon (1 space)

    Page number(s) followed by a period (2 spaces)

    Medium of publication followed by a period

     

    EX:  Parks, Roger.  “Storms and Their Aftermath.” 
                 Science Weekly  21 January 2005: 219-230.  Print.

     

     

    Newspaper:

    Author’s last name (comma) (1 space) first name followed by a period (2 spaces)

    Title of newspaper article in quotation marks followed by a period inside the quotation marks (2 spaces)

    Title of newspaper underlined (1 space)

    Day (1 space) month (1 space)  year of newspaper followed by a period (2 spaces)

    Medium of publication followed by a period

     

    EX:  Green, Betty.  “New Drug on City Streets.”  Dallas

                  Morning News 18 August 2009.  Print.

     

     

     Website: 

    Title of article in quotation marks followed by a period inside the quotation marks (2 spaces)

    Organization that owns the website followed by a period (2 spaces)

    Publishing date followed by a period (2 spaces) use “n.d.” if no publishing date is given

    Medium of publication followed by a period (2 spaces)

    Day accessed (1 space) month (1 space ) year followed by a period

     

    EX:  “The Miniature Schnauzer Puppy.”  American Miniature
                  SchnauzerClub.com.  n.d.  Web.  30 Oct. 2006. 

       

     

    Online Database:

     Author’s last name (comma) (1 space) first name followed by a period (2 spaces)

    Title of article in quotation marks followed by a period inside the quotation marks (2 spaces)

    Periodical title underlined followed by a period (2 spaces)

    Date/Year published followed by a period (2 spaces)

    Name of database followed by a period (2 spaces)

    Medium of publication followed by a period (2 spaces)

    Date Accessed (1 space) month (1 space) year followed by a period

     

    EX:  McHenry, Jennifer.  “Flight Attendant.”  Career

                  Opportunities in Aviation and the Aerospace
                  Industry, Career Opportunities.  2005.  Facts On
                  File, Inc.Career Guidance Center.  Web. 
                  15 November 2006.

                            

     

Last Modified on September 3, 2012