Mr. Ross


    MLA Style:

    Some Examples


    Parenthetical Citations


    Work by a single author:

    Put the author’s last name and the page reference in parentheses: (Alger 128).


     Work by two or three authors:

                Put the authors’ last names and the page reference in parentheses: (Miller and Steinbeck 239).


    Work by more than three authors:

                Give the first author’s last name followed by et al., and the page reference:

                            (Jackson et al. 345).


    Work with no author given:

                Give the title or a shortened version and the page reference: (“Puritanism” 810).


    One of two or more works by the same author:

                Give the author’s last name, the title of a shortened version, and the page reference:

                            (Whitman, “When I Heard” 78).




    Works Cited: The Works Cited list at the end of your report is an alphabetized list, on a separate page, 

    of the sources you have used and documented. The additional line or lines of each entry are indented one-half inch.



    Works Cited


    Arlin, Mary J. Letter. Medicine and Culture 72 (2003): 1101.           {Letter to the Editor}


    Beales, Linda. “Just Say “whatever”.” Editorial. Wall Street Gazette Jan. 23 2002: A14.

                {Signed Editorial}


    Ecological Safeguards. Chart. Boston: Preston, 2002.           {Chart}


    Elba, Melissa. “The Demon Deal.” An Island Treasury: Tales from the Ilduor Islands. Tra Alster Aarn.

    Ed. Mina Moira. New York: Preston, 2002. 24-25.               {Work in an anthology}


    Ellington, Duke, cond. Duke Ellington Orch. First Carnegie Hall Concert. Rec. 23 Jan. 1 Prestige, 1977.

                {Sound Recording}


    Ernst, Vivian. “Political Culture.” Cartoon. Broad Street Daily [Waynesburg] 17 June 20 2002.     {Cartoon}


    Faroi, Daniel F, and Marie S. Anderson, Historical Views on Hysteria: A Series of Reviews (New York:

    Blane Press, 2001.                               {Book by two or more authors}


    “The Indian Homeland.” U.S. News and World Report 8 July 1991: 27-28.

                {Anonymous Article}


    James, Theresa. Environmental Law and Ethical Fences. New York: Beacon, 1999.

                {Book by a single author}


    Jenson, Marie. “Taxation,” Encyclopedia of Legislative Landmarks. New York: Preston, 2001: 425-556.

                {An article in a reference work, signed}


    www.mtv.com/news/articles/1484991/20040212/offspring.jhtml. Related Link. 15 March 2004.

                {Online Site Related Link}


    The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Prod. Bruce Lott and Sara Hope Frank. Public Broadcasting Service,

    New York and Washington, DC. Sept. 10 2001.       {Television or Radio Program}


    www.theoffspring.com. Home Page. 12 March 2004.           {Online Site Home Page}


    One for the Money. Producer. Irene Mendelson. Dir. Emily Axelson. Siren Screens, United States, 2001.

                {Film or Video Recording}


    Petrini, Lola. Morning Watch. 1942. Lee Allan Collection, Chicago.           

    {Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph}


    Reinhold, Robert. “Illegal Aliens Hoping to Claim Their Dreams.” New York Times November 1986:

    A1, A10.                     {Article in a newspaper}


    Sader, Jean B. “Wearing Books: Intellectualism as a Fashion Statement.” Cultural Trends

    2001: 225-354.                        {Article in a Magazine}


    Traveling Light by SisterSeams. Advertisement. Pilgrim’s Post May 2002: 44.      

    {Advertisement in Publication}


    Trueba, Henry T. Rev. of Beyond Language: Social and Cultural Factors in Schooling Minority

    Students. Ed. Marian Wilson. Anthropology and Education Quarterly 17 (1986): 255-59.

                            {A Review}

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