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MLA Format for Works Cited, 10/5/98
English 1.314, Jennifer Chen

Citing Books

Books by a Single Author

Kaku, Michio. Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension. New York: Oxford UP, 1994.

Anthology or Compilation

McRae, Murdo William, ed. The Literature of Science: Perspectives on Popular Science Writing. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1993.

Two or More Books by the Same Author

Frye, Northrop. Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1957.

______. The Double Vision: Language and Meaning in Religion. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1991.

______, ed. Sound and Poetry. New York: Columbia UP, 1957.

Book by Two or Three Authors

Jakobson, Roman, and Linda R. Waugh. The Sound Shape of Language. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1979.

Book by More Than Three Authors

Gilman, Sander, et al. Hysteria beyond Freud. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993.

Book by a Corporate Author

American Medical Association. The American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine. New York: Random, 1989.

Anonymous Book

New York Public Library Student's Desk Reference. New York: Prentice, 1993.

Specific Edition

Wollstonecraft, Mary. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Ed. Carol H. Poston. New York: Norton, 1975.

Multivolume Work

Lauter, Paul, et al., eds. The Heath Anthology of American Literature. 2nd ed. 2 vols. Lexington: Heath, 1994.

One Volume of a Multivolume Work

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. "Sojourner Truth, the Libyan Sibyl." The Heath Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Paul Lauter et al. 2nd ed. Vol. 1. Lexington: Heath, 1994. 2425-33.


Dostoevsky, Feodor. Crime and Punishment. Trans. Jessie Coulson. Ed. George Gibian. New York: Norton, 1964.

Book in a Series

Stewart, Joan Hinde. Colette. Twayneis World Authors Ser. 679. Boston: Twayne, 1983.


Sexton, Andrea Wyatt, and Alice Leccese Powers, eds. The Brooklyn Reader: Thirty Writers Celebrate America's Favorite Borough. New York: Harmony, 1994.

Walcott, Derek. "A Letter from Brooklyn." Sexton and Powers 264-265.

Whitman, Walt. "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry." Sexton and Powers 267-74.

Citing Anthology Entries, Parts of Books

Work in an Anthology

Allende, Isabel. "Toad's Mouth." Trans. Margaret Sayers Peden. A Hammock beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America. Ed. Thomas Colchie. New York: Plume, 1992. 83-88.

Article in a Reference Book

"Ginsburg, Ruth Bader." Who's Who in America. 48th ed. 1994.

Introduction, Preface, Foreword, or Afterword

Doctorow, E. L. Introduction. Sister Carrie. By Theodore Dreiser. New York: Bantam, 1982. v- xi.

Citing Articles

Article in a Scholarly Journal

Baum, Rosalie Murphy. "Alcoholism and Family Abuse in Maggie and The Bluest Eye." Mosaic 19.3 (1986): 91-105.

Article in a Newspaper

Feder, Barnaby J. "For Job Seekers, a Toll-Free Gift of Expert Advice." New York Times 30 Dec. 1993, natl. ed.: C1+.

Citing Dissertations

Published Dissertation

Valentine, Mary-Blair Truesdell. An Investigation of Gender-Based Leadership Styles of Male and Female Officers in the United States Army. Diss. George Mason U, 1993. Ann Arbor: UMI, 1993. 9316566.

Unpublished Dissertation

Boyle, Anthony T. "The Epistemological Evolution of Renaissance Utopian Literature, 1516-1657." Diss. New York U, 1983.

Citing Online Databases

Angier, Natalie. "Chemists Learn Why Vegetables Are Good for You." New York Times 13 Apr. 1993, late ed.: C1. New York Times Online. Online. Nexis. 10 Feb. 1994.
[Nexis = name of the computer service]
[10 Feb. 1994 = date of access]