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MLA 8th Edition Citations: Examples

Citation Guide for MLA 8th Edition

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 111-116 in the MLA Handbook.


Book with a Single Author

Crucet, Jennine Capo. Make Your Home Among Strangers. St. Martin's Press, 2015.

Book with 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

Holt, Jason, editor. Leonard Cohen and Philosophy. Open Court, 2014.

Book with Multiple Editors

Andersen, Margaret L., et al., editors. Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology. Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2013.

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

Fairholm, Matthew R., and Gilbert W. Fairholm. Understanding Leadership Perspectives: Theoretical and Practical Approaches. Springer, 2009. SpringerLink,


Article from a Library Database (Single Author)

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)

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

Max, D.T. "Beyond Human." National Geographic, Apr. 2017, pp. 40-63.

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

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

Clagget, Karyn Temple. "Meet the U.S. Copyright Office: Creativity at Work." Library of Congress, 9 Mar. 2017,

Webpage with 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)

"Hagia Sophia, Istanbul." YouTube, uploaded by Smarthistory, 1 Jun. 2014, 

Other Sources

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

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

Gentileschi, Artemisia. Judith Slaying Holofernes. 1614-1620, Galleria degli Uffizi, 

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