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Citing Information: Sample Works Cited Page

Sample Reference Page

MLA 7th edition: Sample Works Cited Page

Note: the MLA citation examples in this tutorial are from MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th Ed.. MLA 8th edition citation examples are coming soon.


In MLA style, the works-cited page is double spaced, with the same spacing within and between citations.


Citations beginning with names and those beginning with titles are to be alphabetized together. Numbers in titles are treated as though they have been spelled out. For names, alphabetize based on the letters that come before the comma separating the last name from the first, and disregard any spaces or other punctuation in the last name. For titles, ignore articles such as "a" and "the" (and equivalents in other languages) for alphabetization purposes.

What to include

The title "Works Cited" indicates that the list you provide contains only the works you actually cite in your paper. If you wish to also include in your list works that you consult but do not cite, give your page the broader title "Works Consulted."

Works Cited
Alvarez, Gloria. "Teacher Recalls Land of Rising Sun; Audience Hears Tales of Japan." East New Orleans Picayune 14 Oct. 2001: 4. Print.
Burgum, Edwin Berry, ed. The New Criticism: An Anthology of Modern Aesthetics and Literary Criticism. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1930. Print.
Camus, Albert. The Stranger. Trans. Stuart Gilbert. New York: Knopf, 1946. Print.
Cassatt, Mary. Mother and Child. Wichita Art Museum, Wichita. American Painting: 1560-1913. By John Pearce. New York: McGraw, 1964. Slide 22. Print.
Day, Nancy, and Alec Foege. "Geisha Guy: Arthur Golden Isn't Japanese, and He Isn't a Woman. But He Does a Brilliant Impersonation in His Smash First Novel." People Weekly 23 Nov. 1998: 89. Print.
Delaroche, Paul. Portrait of a Woman. 1829. Pastel Drawing. European Drawings from the Collection of the Ackland Art Museum. By Carol C. Gillham and Carolyn H. Wood. Chapel Hill: The Museum, U of North Carolina, 2001. 93. Print.
Falk, Thomas H. "Herland." Masterplots II. Women's Literature Series. Ed. Frank N. Magill. Vol. 3. Pasadena: Salem, 1995. 1022-30. Print.
"Gardening Experts Give Insights on Plants that Grow Well Here." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 28 Apr. 2002. LexisNexis Academic. Web. 15 Oct. 2002.
Gigli. Screenplay by Martin Brest. Dir. Martin Brest. Perf. Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, and Christopher Walken. Columbia, 2003. DVD.
Gill, Brendan. "B.C. to A.D." The New Yorker 58.13 (17 May 1982): 110-15. Print. Rpt. in "Athol Fugard." Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jean C. Stine. Vol. 25. Detroit: Gale Research, 1983. 173-78. Print.
Haas, Stephanie. "Introduction to Database Concepts and Applications." School of Information and Library Science. U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jan.-May 2007. Web. 16 Apr. 2009. <>.
Hirota, Akiko. "The Tale of Gengi: From Heian Classic to Heisei Comic." Journal of Popular Culture 31.2 (Fall 1997): 29-68. Print.
Iko, Momoko. "Gold Watch." Unbroken Thread: An Anthology of Plays by Asian American Women. Ed. Roberta Uno. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1993. 105-54. Print.
Ishiguro, Kazuo. The Remains of the Day. Boston: Faber, 1989. Print.
Kincaid, Jason. "The Sorry State of Online Privacy." TechCrunch. n.p., 26 Apr. 2009. Web. 28 Apr. 2009.
John's First Birthday Party. Personal photography by Lisa Newman. May 22, 2009.
Motley, Archibald John, Jr. Mending Socks. 1924. Oil on canvas. Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC. ARTstor. Web. 30 Nov. 2010.
"Once a Jerk, Always a Jerk - and the Whole Town Loves Him." The Charlotte Observer 8 Oct. 2002: 10A. Print.
Reider, Noriko T. "The Appeal of Kaidan Tales of the Strange." Asian Folklore Studies 59.2 (2000): 265-84. Academic Search Premier. Web. 6 Feb. 2002.
Willett, Perry, ed. Victorian Women Writers Project. Indiana U, Apr. 1997. Web. 16 Apr. 2009.
Windholz, Anne M. "An Emigrant and a Gentleman: Imperial Masculinity, British Magazines, and the Colony That Got Away." Victorian Studies 42.4 (1999/2000): 631-58. Project Muse. Web. 27 Feb. 2002.