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Works Cited - 7th Edition

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Purdue's MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide PowerPoint

MLA Works Cited Examples

7th Edition





Book with One Author:


Last name, First name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.


            Medium of Publication.




Hudson, David L. Hate Crimes. New York: Chelsea House, 2009. Print.




Book with More than One Author:

The first given name appears in last name, first name format; subsequent author names appear in first name last name format.



Schultz, Jeffrey, and Luchen Li. Critical Companion to John Steinbeck: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work. New York: Checkmark, 2005. Print.




Book with an Editor:


Substitute the name of the editor for the author. If both author and editor exist, place the name of the editor after the title of the book and put the name of the author at the beginning of the citation.


Bloom, Debra, ed. Foster Care. Farmington Hills: Greenhaven Press, 2010. Print.




Article in a Reference Book (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries):


For entries in encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference works, cite the piece as you would any other work but do not include the publisher information.


“Vintage.” The Large Print American Heritage Dictionary. Rev. ed. 2007. Print.




Literary Criticism (Reprint):


Most of the literary criticism in the reference section would follow this format.


Roberts, Sheila. “A Confined World: A Rereading of Pauline Smith.” World Literature


 Written in English 24 (1984): 232-38. Rpt. in Twentieth-Century Literary


 Criticism. Ed. Dennis Poupard. Vol. 25. Detroit: Gale, 1988. 399-402. Print.


Article in a Magazine:


Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical Day Month Year: pages. Medium of




Robinson, Aaron. “Exit Strategy.” Car and Driver May 2010: 90-94. Print.



Article in a Newspaper:


Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical Day Month Year: pages. Medium of




Tijerina, Edmund. “Texas Oil Rush.” Houston Chronicle 7 Apr. 2010: F1. Print.





Substitute the name of your country and keep everything else the same.


“France.” CultureGrams 2008 World Edition. Loose-leaf ed. Provo, UT: ProQuest, 2007. Print.



Chronicle Guidance Career Pamphlet:


Substitute the name of your brief and brief number and keep everything else the same.


Health Services Administrators. Brief 121. Moravia: Chronicle Guidance Publications,


 Inc., March 2007. Print.