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LHHS MLA Works Cited Format rev. 08/26/2009

The examples in this list are based on the 7th. ed. of the MLA Handbook.  Due to the number of possible variations, please refer to the handbook for a more exhaustive list of examples.  MLA-Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 7th. ed.  REF 808.2 MLA (Available on the Ready Reference shelf).

NOTE:If you cannot find some of the information required, cite what is available.  

BOOKS – CITATION SAMPLES

BOOK BY ONE AUTHOR

MacCaulay, David.  The Way Things Work.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2009.  Print.

Double-space within and between entries

BOOK BY MORE THAN ONE AUTHOR

Thomas, Frank, and Tom Johnston.  Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life.

New York: Abbeville Press, 2002. Print.

BOOK WITH NO AUTHOR NAMED

2 Authors: Child, Julia, and Martha Stewart.

3 Authors:  Child, Julia, Martha Stewart and Jacques Pepin.

4 Authors: Child, Julia, et al.

A Guide to Our Federal Lands.  Washington: National Geographic Society, 2004. Print.

BOOK WITH AN EDITOR

Wolfe, Thomas.  The Thomas Wolfe Reader.  Ed.  Hugh Holman.  New York:

Scribners, 1999.  Print.

BOOK IN A SERIES

Wright, Louis B.  The Cultural Life of the American Colonies.  New York: Harper & Brothers,

1957.  Print.  The New  American Nation 5.

WORK WITHIN AN ANTHOLOGY

Dimock, George E., Jr. "The Name of Odysseus." Essays on the Odyssey.  Ed.  Charles Taylor.  

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999. 54-72.  Print.

ELECTRONIC BOOK

Thomas, Frank, and Ollie Johnston.  Disney Animation: The Illusion Life.  New York: Abbeville Press, 2009. Digital file.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES – CITATION SAMPLES

NOTE: A corporation or group can also be listed as an author. For example:

The California State University, Fullerton Science Department, Greenpeace, and the Center for Disease Control can all author a work.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE WITH AN AUTHOR GIVEN

(The author's name, if given, should be either at the beginning or the end of the article.)

Drake, Frank D.  "Black Hole." World Book Encyclopedia.  2009 ed. 53-55.  Print.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE WITH NO AUTHOR GIVEN

"Magnetism." Encyclopedia Americana. 1999 ed. 20.  Print.

ARTICLE FROM A SPECIALIZED ENCYCLOPEDIA

Cavendish, Richard.  “Druids.”  Man, Myth & Magic: the Illustrated Encyclopedia of

Mythology, Religion and the Unknown.  New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1995.  123-127.  Print.

ELECTRONIC ENCYCLOPEDIA

“de Kooning, Willem.”  Encyclopedia Britannica Online.   Britannica Encyclopedia, 2008.

Web. 15 May 2008 <http://www.britannica.com>.

ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION DATABASES

ABC-CLIO

"Michelle Obama."  American Government 2009.  ABC-CLIO.  Web.  26 Aug. 2009.  

eBOOK

Amerman, Don.  “Sosa, Sammy.”  Notable Sports Figures 2004.  Gale Virtual Reference Library.  Web.  26 Aug. 2009.

eLIBRARY Magazine Database

Marek, Angie C. “The Last Viking.” U.S. News and World Report 23 Feb. 2004.  eLibrary.  Web.  10 Oct. 2009.

Gale Student Resource Center

“Bill Gates.”  UXL Biographies 1999.  Gale Student Resource Center.  Web.  13 Sept. 2009.  

GreenFILE

Thomas, Jim.  “Microbe Mining.”  Ecologist June 2009.  GreenFILE.  Web.  26 Aug. 2009.

Proquest

Trudgeon, Kevin.  "Dealers Still Looking For Cash From Clunkers."  Redlands Daily Facts 25  Aug. 2009.  ProQuest. Web.  26 Aug. 2009.

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