MLA Works Cited Guide

MLA has changed some of the documentation rules. The examples below have been updated but may still be edited as we become more familiar with the new MLA.

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  •  List all citations alphabetically beginning with the first word (ignore A, An, or The).

  • Indent every line after the first line 5 spaces or one(1) tab.

  • Double space the entire list.

  • Center the title: WORKS CITED at the top of the page.

  • Side margins are 1 inch, top and bottom margins are 1 inch.



Bennett, Albert. “Snake.” World Book. 2001 ed. Print.

 “Child Labour.” Spartacus Educational.  16 Sept. 2004. Web.12

       Sept 2004 .

 Clark, Kenneth.  What is a Masterpiece?  London: Thames P, 2001. Print.

 Cohen, Gershon “The 'Solution' to Pollution Is Still 'Dilution.”  Earth Island

           Journal 10 Aug. 2003: 24-26.  EBSCOhost. Web. 7 Nov. 2001.

“Fire Destroys Hospital Wing.”  New York Times 1 Dec. 1988: A1. Print

Hallsall, Paul. Internet Modern History Sourcebook . 22 Sept. 2001. Fordham

   University. Web. 4 Dec. 2001  

Jones, Henry, et. al.  Drug Abuse. New York: Harper and Row, 1994. Print.

 “Murder Capital:  A Mayor’s Call for Help.”  Newsweek  1 Nov. 1993: 28. Print.

O’Toole, John. “The Trouble with Advertising.”  Clashing Views Controversial

            Issues in Buisness Ethics and Society. Ed. Lisa Newton and Maureen

            Ford. Danbury, CT: Dushkin P, 1996. 56-66. Print.

Pasquier, Roger F., "Owl." Encyclopedia Americana Online. Grolier, Inc., 2001. Web.

28 Jan. 2002  .

Perry, Joseph.  “It Only Takes One Cigarette.”  Health Quarterly Sept

            1990: 3-11. Print.

Smith, Alan G., Elaine P. Sturm and Megan Cart.  Life in the Jungle.  New York:

            Harper P, 1989. Print.

Smith, Edward.  “The Trouble with School.”  Democrat & Chronicle [Rochester,

NY] 15 June 1990: B15. Print.

Smith, Elision J., ed.  Women in Politics.  New York: Putnam, 1996.

Smith, Susan. “Edgar Allan Poe.” Poem Finder. Lit Finder. 2001. Web.

            4 Dec 2001 .

Wilson, Susan, et. al., eds. Libraries Today. New York: Random House, 1995. Print.