Examples of Common Works Cited Page Citations

 

Example of a work in an anthology:

Joyce, James. Araby. Literature: Craft and Voice. Vol. 3: Fiction. Ed. Nicholas Delbanco and Alan Cheuse. New York: Mcgraw-Hill, 2010. 86-89. Print.

Examples of books by a single author:

 

Anker, Susan. Real Essays with Readings: Writing Projects for College, Work, and Everyday Life. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2009. Print.

Ryan, Marie-Laure. Possible Worlds, Artificial Intelligence, and Narrative Theory. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1991. Print.

Example of a book by multiple editors:

Tannen, Deborah, and Roy O. Freedle, eds. Linguistics in Context: Connecting Observation and Understanding. Norwood: Ablex, 1988. Print.

 

Example of an article in a journal (use this for PDF files):

 

Ryan, Oliver, Russell Greaney, S. Gerard Jennings, and Colin D. ODowd. Description of a Biofluorescence Optical Particle Counter. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer 110.14-16 (2009): 1750-54. Print.

 

Example of an article in a journal (use this for html/full-text files):

 

Ryan, Oliver, Russell Greaney, S. Gerard Jennings, and Colin D. ODowd. Description of a Biofluorescence Optical Particle Counter. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer 110.14-16 (2009): Academic Search Complete. Web. 21 Aug. 2009.

 

NON-SCHOLARLY SOURCES:

 

Example citation for a Work Cited on the Web:

 

Brandon, John. 5 Things Your Car Will Finally do in 2020. CNN.com. Cable News Network, 16 Mar. 2008. Web. 19 Aug. 2008.

 

 

Example citation for a Work Cited on YouTube:

 

The Air Car. YouTube.com. YouTube, 17 Dec. 2006. Web. 20 Aug. 2008. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjZ3Qc6qwG0>.

 

NOTE: MLA now suggests that the inclusion of a URL in works cited page citations is optional, for the title of the source, such as 5 Things Your Car Will Finally do in 2020, will enable anyone to locate the source. Still, it is a friendly move to provide our readers with a URL.