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MLA 9th Edition Citations: Examples

Works Cited Page Format

  • If a citation takes up more than one line on your document, the second and any subsequent lines should be indented.
  • Entries should be organized alphabetically by the authors' last names. If a work has no author, the title should be used instead.
  • If you have multiple works by the same author, list the author's name in the first entry and in following entries use three hyphens (---).

For more information on formatting your works cited page, see pages 219-226 in the MLA Handbook.


Book with a Single Author

Example of citation with one author: Crucet, Jennine Capo. Make Your Home Among Strangers. St. Martin's Press, 2015.

Book with Two Authors

Example of citation for two authors: Crowl, Philip A., and Edmund G. Love. Seizure of the Gilberts and Marshalls. Center of Military History, United States Army, 1993.

Book with an Editor

Example of MLA citation when "Editor as Author": Holt, Jason, editor. Leonard Cohen and Philosophy. Open Court, 2014.

Book with Multiple Editors

Example MLA citation for multiple editors as author: Andersen, Margaret L., et al., editors. Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology. Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2013.

Article/Chapter in an Edited Book

Example of MLA citation for an "Article/Chapter in an edited book": Gries, Laurie. "On Rhetorical Becoming." Rhetoric, Through Everyday Things, edited by Scot Barnett et al., U of Alabama P, 2016, pp. 155-170.

Electronic Book

Example of MLA Citation for an Electronic book: Fairholm, Matthew R., and Gilbert W. Fairholm. Understanding Leadership Perspectives: Theoretical and Practical Approaches. Springer, 2009. SpringerLink,


Article from a Library Database (Single Author)

Example mla citation for Article from a Library Database: Ijalba, Elizabeth. "Hispanic Immigrant Mothers of Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: How Do They Understand and Cope With Autism?" American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, vol. 25, no. 2, May 2016, pp. 200-213. ProQuest, doi: 10.1044/2015_AJSLP-13-0017.

Article from a Library Database (Multiple Authors)

Example of citation for articles with multiple articles: Andersson, Gunilla Westman, et al. "Preschoolers Assessed for Autism: Parent and Teacher Experiences of the Dignostic Process." Research in Developmental Disabilities, vol. 35, no. 12, Dec. 2014, pp. 3392-3402. ProQuest, doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2014.08.027

Article from a Printed Magazine

Example citation for an article  from a printed magazine: Max, D.T. "Beyond Human." National Geographic, Apr. 2017, pp. 40-63.

Article from a Printed Newspaper

Example citation for an article from a printed newspaper; Kaiman, Jonathan. "A Convicted Killer's Rise to Folk Hero." Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2017, pp. A4.

Article from a Printed Journal

Example of a citation for an article from a printed journal: Norton, Jenna M., et al. "Improving Outcomes for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Part 2." American Journal of Nursing, vol. 117, no.3, Mar. 2017, pp. 26-36.


Webpage with Individual Author

Example for the MLA citation of a Website: Clagget, Karyn Temple. "Meet the U.S. Copyright Office: Creativity at Work." Library of Congress, 9 Mar. 2017,

Webpage with Organization as Author

Example for MLA citation with webpage or organization as author: Autism Speaks. "World's Largest Autism Genome Database Shines New Light on Many 'Autisms.'" Autism Speaks, 6 Mar. 2017, 

Video on Website (YouTube)

Example of citation for MLA citation of a video from a website: "Hagia Sophia, Istanbul." YouTube, uploaded by Smarthistory, 1 Jun. 2014, 

Other Sources

A painting, sculpture, or other work of art

Example MLA citation for a painting, sculpture, or other work of art: Gentileschi, Artemisia. Judith Slaying Holofernes. 1614-1620, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

Photographic reproduction of a work of art

Example of MLA citation for a photograph of a work of art: Gentileschi, Artemisia. Judith Slaying Holofernes. 1614-1620, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. Gardner's Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective, 14th ed., by Fred S. Kleiner, Wadsworth Cengage Learning, p. 571.

Artwork/image/photograph viewed online

Example MLA citation for artwork/image/photograph viewed online: Gentileschi, Artemisia. Judith Slaying Holofernes. 1614-1620, Galleria degli Uffizi, 

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