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MLA 8th Edition Citations: Works Cited List

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Use a citation tool to create citations and bibliographies in various formats, including MLA and APA. Always check the citation to make sure it is accurate.

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Sample MLA Works Cited List

Works Cited

Clift, Eleanor. "When Women Said 'No.'" Newsweek, 31 Dec. 2012, pp. 44-50. Academic Search Complete,

Food Allergies: Reducing the Risks. Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, United States, 2009. "Japan." Webster's New World Encyclopedia, 9th ed., Prentice Hall, 1992.

North, Stephen. "The Idea of a Writing Center." College English, vol. 46, no. 5, 1984, pp. 433-446. JSTOR,

Robinson, Ken. "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" YouTube, TED Conferences, 6 Jan. 2007,

Walsh, John. Emily Dickinson in Love: The Case for Otis Lord. Rutgers University Press, 2012. Project Muse,

Wymand-Marchand, Tracy. "Kahlo, Frida (1907 - 1954)." Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice, 2007. Credo Reference,

General Information

Capitalize the main words in the document title. If there is a colon in the title (a subtitle), capitalize the main words after the colon.

Alphabetize your Works Cited list by the first word of the citation, usually the author's last name. If there is no author, alphabetize by the first main word in the title (ignore A, An, or The).

Double space all of the citations on your Works Cited page.

Indent the second & following lines of the citation 5-7 spaces.

Page Numbers: If an article is several continuous pages long, use inclusive page numbers (e.g., 21-23). If the article is several pages long but the pages are not continuous, use the first page number followed by a + sign (e.g., 14+). If no page numbers are available, use section or chapter headings. If those are not available, do not include any page numbers or other section labels.

Abbreviating Months: When you include the month in the publication date or date of access, abbreviate to the first three letters (e.g., Dec.). May, June, & July do not need abbreviations.

URL or Web Address: For items from databases, provide a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), permalink, or shortened form of the database URL. For web sites, web pages, etc., provide the URL.