Westfield High School MLA Style Sheet (MLA, 7 ed.)

Westfield High School
MLA Style Sheet (MLA, 7th ed.)
The examples below are based on the citation forms recommended by the Modern Language
Association in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition. Please see the
handbook for more detailed information.
Formatting Tips:
Alphabetize the list by the last name of the authors or editors.
If a work has no author, alphabetize the citation by the first word of the title, ignoring a,
an, or the.
The first line of each entry should align with the left margin.
The second line of each entry should be indented five spaces. Use “hanging indent” under
your line-spacing options.
Double space the entire Works Cited list.
The list of works cited should begin on a new page.
The title Works Cited should be centered and one inch from the top of the page.
The works cited page should be numbered, continuing on from the last number of the text.
Numbering should be located in the upper right hand corner, ½ inch from the top and aligned
with the right margin.
If you are using a citation generator (ex.: NoodleTools, EasyBib, etc.), fill in all the
information you can find. If you can’t find a piece of information about the source, it's okay
to leave that box blank.
For a book with one author:
Author’s Last name, First name. Book Title. Place of Publication: Publisher, copyright date. Format.
Bode, Janet. The Colors of Freedom: Immigrant Stories. New York: Franklin Watts, 1999. Print.
For a book with more than one author:
First author’s Last name, First name, and second author’s First Name Last Name. Book Title. Place
of Publication: Publisher, copyright date. Format.
Woods, Michael, and Mary Woods. Ancient Communication Technology: From Hieroglyphics to
Scrolls. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books, 2011. Print.
For a book compiled by an editor:
Editor’s Last name, First name. ed. Book Title. Place of publication: Publisher, copyright date.
Laney, Dawn, ed. Down Syndrome. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. Print.
For a magazine article with an author given:
Author’s Last name, First name. “Article Title.” Magazine Title Date of magazine: page number(s).
Duncan, David Ewing. "The Pollution Within." National Geographic 30 Oct. 2006: 116-135. Print.
For an encyclopedia article with an author given:
Author’s Last name, First name. “Article Title.” Encyclopedia name. Volume number. Place of
Publication: Publisher, Edition year. Format.
Chase, Philander. "George Washington." World Book Encyclopedia. Vol. 21. Chicago: World Book, 2003.
For a Magazine article from an Online Database:
Author’s Last name, First name. “Article Title.” Magazine Name date of issue, page number(s) if
given. Name of Database used. Format. Date accessed. <URL (usually required by
Layton, Laura. "Eye for Clouds." Astronomy Oct. 2006: 29. Science Resources in Context. Web. 31
Aug. 2012. <http://ic.galegroup.com>.
For a Newspaper article from an Online Database:
Author’s Last name, First name. “Article Title.” Name of Newspaper date, page and/or section.
Database. Format. Date accessed. <URL (usually required by instructor)>.
Williams, Preston. "Westfield is Quietly Winning." Washington Post 7 Apr. 2006: E12. Newspaper
Source. Web. 31 Aug. 2014. <http://web.ebscohost.com/>.
For an article written for a specific database with an unnamed author ex. CultureGrams
"Slovakia." CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest, 2015. Web. 2 Feb. 2015.
For an article from an Online Text or Electronic Book:
Author’s Last name, First name. “Article Title.” Title of Source. Editor(s) of original print source.
City of publication: Publisher, date of source publication. Page number(s). Database.
Format. Date accessed. <URL (usually required by instructor)>.
Frost, Robert. "Mending Wall." Poetry for Students. Ed. Mary K. Ruby. Detroit: GALE, 1999. 230244. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 1 Sept. 2015. <http://go.galegroup.com>.
For Web sites with an author given:
Author’s Last name, First name. “Article title.” Name of Website. Sponsoring organization or
institution, date of creation or last updated. Format. Date of access. <URL (usually
required by instructor)>.
Jones, John. "Libraries." Libraries: Whole Building Design Guide. National Institute of Building
Sciences, 2009. Web. 31 Aug. 2014. <http://www.wbdg.org/design/libraries.php>.
Personal interview conducted by you:
Last Name, First Name of Person Interviewed. Interview type. Day Month Year of interview.
(Note: Some interview types include Personal, Telephone, E-mail, Videoconference, Letter,
Text message, IM, etc.)
Smith, Beth. Personal interview. 2 Apr. 2014.
Sound Recording:
Artist. “Title of Song.” Title of Entire Recording. Artist or Composer (if known). Manufacturer,
Year Recording was issued. Format.
(Note: Some format types include CD, MP3, LP, Audiocassette etc.)
Tune Weavers. "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby." The Rock "N" Roll Era: 1957. RCA, 1987. CD.
Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph from a website
(Note: If you are citing an image found in Google Images or any other image service, remember to
cite the webpage where the image was originally posted…NOT Google Images.)
Artist Last name, First name. Title or description of artwork. Year artwork was created. Name of
museum/collection, or individual who owns the artwork, Museum/collection location. Name
of web site or online database. Format. Date of Access. <URL (usually required by
DaVinci, Leonardo. Mona Lisa. 1503-1506. Louvre, Paris. Louvre. Web. 27 Mar. 2014.
Stratton, Jeanne. alligatorswamp.jpg. 2011. Pics4Learning. Web. 2 Feb. 2015
Image from an online database:
Last name, First name of artist (if known). "Title or description of work." Image. Name of
database. Name of organization that sponsors the database. Date of access. <URL
(usually required by instructor)>.
"Colosseum's Libitina Gate." Image. World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2010.
Web. 11 June 2013. <http://www.ancienthistory.abc-clio.com>.
Television or Radio Program
"Title of episode or segment." Title of program or series. Name of TV or radio network (ex.: PBS).
Call letters of broadcasting station (ex.: WNET), City of local station, Date of broadcast.
"To Serve Man." The Twilight Zone. CBS. WCBS, New York, 2 Mar. 1962. Television.
Title. Director’s Name. Name of Theater, City. Performance Date. Performance.
Stomp. Cresswell, Luke, and Steve McNicholas. Bloomsbury Theatre, London. 1 Apr. 1991.
Begin the entry in the works-cited list with the author’s real name and, in parentheses, user name,
if both are known and they differ. If only the user name is known, give it alone.
Next provide the entire text of the tweet in quotation marks, without changing the
capitalization. Conclude the entry with the date and time of the message and the medium of
publication (Tweet).
Athar, Sohaib (ReallyVirtual). “Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).”
12 May 2011, 3:58 p.m. Tweet.
YouTube Video Clips
Author’s Last name, First name or Poster’s Username. “Title of Image or Video.” Media type
text. Name of Website. Name of website’s publisher, date of posting. Medium. date
Midatlantic545. “Westfield Marching Bulldogs FCBDA Clinic and Exhibition.” Online video clip.
YouTube. YouTube, 9 Sept. 2014. Web. 2 Feb. 2015. <http://youtu.be/2a0CPbRbeRk>.
Last updated 2/2/2015
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