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MLA Citation Guide: "Works Cited" List Outlined

This guides offers examples on how to cite references following MLA citation guidelines


See MLA Handbook, 8th edition, pp. 32-33.



Title of source. 

Title of container,  

Other Contributors, 




Publication date, 



Title of container 2:

Other Contributors:




Publication date, 





Examples for "Works Cited" list

An article in a periodical.

Goldman, Anne. "Questions of Transport: Reading Primo Levi Reading Dante." The Georgia Review, vol.64, no.1, 2010, pp. 69-88. JSTOR,

An episode in the TV series Pretty Little Liars; watched online through Hulu.

"Under the Gun." Pretty Little Liars, season 4, episode 6, ABC Family, 16 July 2013. Hulu,

(No author given when a collaborative work is discussed in general terms and no individual's contribution discussed specifically)

A book available in an online collection.

Gikandi, Simon. Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Cambridge UP, 2000.  ACLS Humanities E-Book,

A story (chapter) included in a volume of multi-volume edition available in the online library at HathiTrust Digital Library.

Poe, Edgar Allan. "The Masque of the Red Death." The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, edited by James E. Harrison, vol 4, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1902, pp. 250-58. HathiTrust Digital Library,;view=1up;seq=266.

(Please note that Thomas Y. Crowell is the publisher)