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Citation Guide: MLA 8th Edition

Works Cited: Formatting Examples

Below are some examples of how to format sources on your Works Cited page. Please see the In-Text Citations tab for additional examples on citing within the body of your paper.

Book, One Author Piper, John. The Pleasures of God. Multnomah, 1991.
Book, Two Authors

Brand, Paul, and Philip Yancey. In His Image. Zondervan, 1984.

(list authors as they appear on the title page)

Book, Three or More Authors Wysocki, Anne Frances, et al. Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition. Utah State UP, 2004.
Book, with Translator or other contributors Luther, Martin. The Bondage of the Will. Translated by Henry Cole, Baker, 1976.
A work in an anthology, reference, or collection Harris, Muriel. "Talk to Me: Engaging Reluctant Writers." A Tutor's Guide: Helping Writers One to One, edited by Bennett A. Rafoth. Heinemann, 2000, pp. 22-42.
Book, Later Edition Crowley, Sharon, and Debra Hawhee. Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students. 3rd ed., Pearson/Longman, 2004.
Article in an Online Database Lorensen, Jutta. “Between Image and Word, Color, and Time: Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series.” African American Review, vol. 40, no. 3, 2006, pp. 571-86. EBSCOHost,
Article in Print Journal

Roach, Audra K., and Jessica J. Beck. "Before Coffee, Facebook: New Literacy Learning for 21st Century Teachers." Language Arts, vol. 89, no. 4, March 2012, pp. 244-255.

Article (Web page) on a Website Petroff, Alanna. "These Countries Are Losing Millions of Tourists Because of Attacks." CNN Money, 18 July 2016,
Bible The Holy Bible, New International Version. Zondervan, 1984.
Twitter @MZHemingway. "Apart from passages lifted from Michelle, interesting that Melania’s speech called for massive gov’t action to GOP cheers." Twitter, 19 July 2016, 10:07 a.m.,
YouTube AVENUESdotORG. "Understanding by Design with Grant Wiggins." YouTube, 23 Apr. 2012.


What's New in the 8th Edition?

Here are some of the major changes between the 7th and 8th editions of the MLA style handbook.

1. vol. and no. are now spelled out

Instead of 32.3; it's: vol. 32, no. 3

2. Place of publication is omitted

3. Page numbers are designated with pp

4. Date of access is omitted

5. Medium of publication is omitted

For additional changes, see the Purdue OWL's MLA Eighth Edition: What's New and What's Different.

MLA Handbook

We have copies of the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook on the lower level and also at the service desk and reference collection on the upper level.

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