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                        Works Cited (MLA Revised 7th ed.)

General Information:
• Double space all of the citations on your Works Cited page.
• Indent the second & following lines of the citation 5-7 spaces.
• 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).
• 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.
.

                                    Sample Books

Book, Single Author

Christianson, Gale E. Isaac Newton and the Scientific Revolution. New York: Oxford
        Univ. Press, 1996. Print.

Author’s last name, first name. Full Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher,
copyright date. Print.


Book, Two or More Authors

Davis, Miles, and Quincy Troupe. Miles: The Autobiography. New York: Simon,
       1989. Print.

Name the authors in the order in which they appear on the title page. Second author’s
name is listed in regular order. Full Title of Book. Place of publication:
Publisher, copyright date. Print.


Edited Book

Martin, Lyn Elizabeth M., ed. The Challenge of Internet Literacy: The Instruction Web
       Convergence. New York: Haworth, 1997. Print.

Editor’s last name, first and middle names, editor abbreviation. Full Title of Book. Place
of publication: Publisher, copyright date. Print.


Encyclopedias and other Multi-volume Reference Works

Midge, T. "Powwows." Encyclopedia of North American Indians. Vol. 4. New York:
Cavendish, 1997. 53-6. Print.
Author (if indicated). “Title of article”. Title of encyclopedia. Volume number. Place of
publication. Publisher, copyright date. Page numbers. Print.

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book

Levy, Robert I. “Emotion, Knowing, and Culture.” Culture, Theory: Essays on the Mind,
       Self and Emotion. Ed. Richard Scheider and Robert A. LeVine. Cambridge:
       Cambridge UP, 1984. 214-37. Print.

Article/chapter author’s last name, first name and initial. “Title of Article/Chapter.” Full
Title of Book. Editor abbreviation. First author listed and second author listed.
Place of publication: Publisher, copyright date. Page numbers of article/chapter. Print.


                              Sample Electronic Resources

Professional or Personal Website
Henson, Keith. The Keith Henson Jazz Page. n.p., 1996. 3 May 2009. Available from:
web address

Author’s last name, first name. Formal Title of Web Page. Organization publishing the
web page (if none, list n.p.), Date of publication or update. Date of access. Available
from: web address


Work from Library Subscription Service

For material that you accessed through a service such as InfoTrac, add the following to
your citation: the name of the database, Web, and the date of access. Do not include the
service (e.g. InfoTrac) or name of the library.

Sample InfoTrac Article

Ripley, Amanda. “Who's Afraid of The Flu?” Time 174.12 (28 Sept. 2009): 38. Student
       Edition. Web. 9 Oct. 2009.

Author’s last name, first name. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal Volume number. Issue
number (year of publication): page numbers of article in original journal. Name of
Database. Web. Date of access.

Sample elibrary Article

Coffman, Elizabeth. “Documentary and Collaboration: Placing the Camera in the
      Community.” Journal of Film and Video 61.1 (2009): 62-78. eLibrary. Web. 4
      Apr. 2009.

[Author’s last name, first name. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal Volume number. Issue
number (year of publication): page numbers of article in original journal. Name of
Database. Web. Date of access.

								
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