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Citing Information: Sample Works Cited

Sample Reference Page

MLA 9th edition: Sample Works Cited Page

Note: all of these citations are examined more in-depth in the pages on Print Sources and Online Sources. Many of these examples come directly from MLA Handbook 9th Edition.


In MLA style, the works-cited page is double spaced, with the same spacing within and between citations. Format the works-cited list so that the second and subsequent lines of the citation are indented .5 inches from the margin (hanging indent).


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. Ignore any special characters (like with @) that might appear before a name or pseudonym. For titles, ignore articles such as "a" and "the" (and equivalents in other languages) for alphabetization purposes. If the title begins with a number, organize the entry as if it were alphabetized (for example, consider "1" as "One").

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 If you wish to also include in your list works that you consult but do not cite, give your page the broader title "Works Consulted."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." The Times-Picayune, 14 Oct. 2001, sec. East New Orleans Picayune, p. 4.
Atwood, Margaret. “Silencing the Scream.” Boundaries of the Imagination Forum. MLA Annual Convention, 29 Dec. 1993, Royal York Hotel, Toronto.
Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. Edited by James Kingsley, Oxford UP, 2004.
Bearden, Romare. The Train. 1975, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Bergquist, Ron. INLS 161-001. U of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Fall 2016,
Blade Runner. Directed by Ridley Scott, Warner Bros., 1992.
Camus, Albert. The Stranger. Translated by Stuart Gilbert. Knopf, 1946.
Chan, Evans. “Postmodernism and Hong Kong Cinema.” Postmodern Culture, vol. 10, no. 3, May 2000. Project Muse, doi:10.1353/pmc.2000.0021.
“Chapter Six: The Monster.” Stranger Things, season 1, episode 6, Netflix, 15 July 2016. Netflix,
Cheyfitz, Eric. The Poetics of Imperialism: Translation and Colonization from The Tempest to Tarzan. Expanded ed., U of Pennsylvania P, 1997.
Delaroche, Paul. Portrait of a Woman. 1829. European Drawings from the Collection of the Ackland Art Museum, by Carol C. Gillham and Carolyn H. Wood, The Museum, U of North Carolina, 2001, p. 93.
Deresiewicz, William. “The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur.” The Atlantic, Jan.-Feb. 2015, pp. 92-97.
Doest, Jasper. “Japanese macaques take a hot bath during winter in Jigokudani.” National Geographic, 15 Sep. 2016, Accessed 7 Oct. 2016.
Eaves, Morris, et al., editors. The William Blake Archive. 1996-2014,
Fagih, Ahmed Ibrahim al-. The Singing in the Stars. Translated by Leila El Khalidi and Christopher Tingley. Short Arabic Plays: An Anthology, edited by Salma Khadra Jayyusi, Interlink Books, 2003, pp. 140-157.
Falk, Thomas H. "Herland." Masterplots II: Women's Literature Series. Edited by Frank N. Magill, Vol. 3, Salem, 1995, pp. 1022-30.
Feinberg, Melanie. “Dublin Core abstract model; Johnston, 2006; Urban, 2014 (all together).” INLS 720.01W.FA16: Metadata Architectures, Sakai @ UNC-Chapel Hill, Fall 2016,
Gill, Brendan. “Athol Fugard.” Contemporary Literary Criticism, edited by Jean C. Stine, vol. 25, Gale Research, 1983, pp. 173-78. Originally published as “B.C. to A.D.” in The New Yorker, vol. 58, no. 13, 17 May 1982, pp. 110-15.
“History of Housing Discrimination.” Sarasota Herald Tribune, 22 Apr. 2012, p. A12. LexisNexis Academic,,270077,11059,8411&hl=t&hv=t&hnsd=f&hns=t&hgn=t&oc=00240&perma=true. Accessed 7 Oct. 2016.
“Hush.” 1999. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Fourth Season, created by Joss Whedon, episode 10, Mutant Enemy / Twentieth Century Fox, 2003, disc 3. DVD.
Iko, Momoko. "Gold Watch." 1972. Unbroken Thread: An Anthology of Plays by Asian American Women, edited by Roberta Uno, U of Massachusetts P, 1993, pp. 105-54.
Ishiguro, Kazuo. The Remains of the Day. Faber, 1989.
Jeane. Comment on “The Reading Brain: Difference between Digital and Print.” So Many Books, 25 Apr. 2013, 10:30 p.m.,
Kincaid, Jamaica. “In History.” Callaloo, vol. 24, no. 2, Spring 2001, pp. 620-26.
Koerth-Baker, Maggie. “Pre-code Movies Worth Watching.” Boing Boing, 22 Apr. 2014,
McGonigal, Jane. “Gaming can make a better world | Jane McGonigal.” YouTube, uploaded by TED, 17 Mar. 2010
Motley, Archibald John, Jr. Mending Socks. 1924, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC. ARTstor, Accessed 30 Nov. 2010.
Newman, Lisa. “John’s First Birthday Party.” 22 May 2009. Personal Photography.
Nunberg, Geoffrey, editor. The Future of the Book. U of California P, 1996.
"Once a Jerk, Always a Jerk - and the Whole Town Loves Him." The Charlotte Observer, 8 Oct. 2002, 10A.
“The Original Grumpy Cat!” YouTube, uploaded by Real Grumpy Cat, 25 Sep. 2012,
@persianwiki. “We have report of large street battles in east & west of Tehran now - #Iranelection.” Twitter, 23 June 2009,
Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Masque of the Red Death.” The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe, edited by James A. Harrison, vol 4, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1902, pp. 250-58. HathiTrust Digital Library,;view=1upseq=266.
Reider, Noriko T. “The Appeal of Kaidan Tales of the Strange.” Asian Folklore Studies, vol. 59, no. 2, 2000, pp. 265-83. Academic Search Premier, Accessed 7 Oct. 2016.
Tavernise, Sabrina. “Disparity of Life Spans of the Rich and the Poor Is Growing.” The New York Times, 12 Feb. 2016,