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MLA - Referencing Guide

Sample Works Cited List

Formatting Your Works Cited List

All documents cited in your assignment must be listed in a single alphabetical Works Cited list at the end of your paper.

Begin the list on a new page. The title Works Cited should be centred on the page.

A hanging indent for each reference makes the alphabetical sequence more obvious.

The list is arranged by the author's surname, or title if no author is given.

Titles and subtitles of journal articles, journal titles, book parts and book titles are all given maximal capitalisation. All words other than prepositions, conjunctions, and definite and indefinite articles (a, an, the) are capitalised.

Journal and book titles are italicised if typed or underlined if handwritten.

An Example

Works Cited

Atwood, Margaret [@therealmargaretatwood]. Photo of Songs for Murdered Sisters cover. Instagram, 17 Mar. 2021,
Australia, Council for the Arts. Writing: Protocols for Producing Indigenous Australian Writing. 2nd ed., ACA, 2007.
Australian Film Commission Multimedia Conference, 4th, 1998. Being Connected: The Studio in the Networked Age. AFC, 1998.
Aymerich, Mauricio. Comment on "We are Delighted to Announce Our Shortlist for the 2021 International Booker Prize." The Booker Prizes, Facebook, 23 Apr. 2021,
Balakian, Anna, and James J. Wilhelm, editors. Proceedings of the Xth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association: New York, NY, 1982. Garland, 1985.
Bedford, Paddy. Dingo Dreaming. 2001. Reproduced in McCulloch, Susan, and Emily McCulloch Childs. McCulloch's Contemporary Aboriginal Art: The Complete Guide. McCulloch & McCulloch Australian Art Books, 2008, p. 154.
Blade Runner. Directed by Ridley Scott, original release, Warner Bros., 1982.
Boyle, Jimmy. The Pain of Confinement: Prison Diaries. Canongate, 1984.
Brevis, Stephen. "Music the Force Behind Star Wars." The West Australian, 7 Jul. 2010,
Buchanan, Rachel. "Truth and Valour: Anzac Day, the Myth." The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 Apr. 1999, Good Weekend, pp. 43-44.
Chew, Cynthia Mei-Li. "It's Stupid Being a Girl!": The Tomboy Character in Selected Children’s Series Fiction. 2009. Murdoch U, PhD thesis. Murdoch University Research Repository,
Copyright for Book Publishers: A Practical Guide. Australian Copyright Council, 1997.
Courtright, Jeffrey L., and Peter M. Smudde. "Power and Public Relations." The International Encyclopedia of Communication, edited by Wolfgang Donsbach, e-book ed., Blackwell Publishing, 2008. Wiley Online Library,
Dollimore, Johnathon, and Keith Hall, editors. Political Shakespeare: Essays in Cultural Materialism. 2nd ed., Cornell UP, 1994.
Dyson, Alan. Telephone interview with the author. 18 Oct. 2019.
Etherington, Ben, and Jarad Zimbler. "Field, Material, Technique: On Renewing Postcolonial Literary Criticism." The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 279-97,
Frank, Diana, and Jeffrey Frank. "A Melancholy Dane: The Real Hans Christian Andersen." New Yorker, 8 Jan. 2001, pp. 78-84.
Hallin, Daniel C. "Sound Bite News: Television Coverage of Elections, 1968-1988." Journal of Communication, vol. 42, no.2, 1992, pp. 5-24.
Heimans, Ralph. Gloves Off (Tom Uren). 1996. National Portrait Gallery,
Jane Austen Society of North America. Austen on Film, 24 Aug. 2015,
Leunig, Michael. "Thoughts of a Baby Lying in a Child Care Centre." The Sydney Morning Herald, Jul. 27 1995, p. 24.
MacIntosh, Angus, et al. A Linguistic Atlas of Late Mediaeval English. Aberdeen UP, 1987. 4 vols.
Maiden, Samantha [@samanthamaiden]. "To be a good journalist, in my opinion, you need to be a completely obsessive, detail person. I don’t know who did this but whoever they are they are a very good journalist." Twitter, Mar. 30 2021,
"Medieval Helpdesk with English Subtitles." YouTube, uploaded by NRK, 26 Feb. 2007,
Menard, Pierre. Comment on "Charles Baudelaire" thread. Literature Network Forums, 19 Oct. 2012, 10:18:00,
Nesbit, E. Ballads and Lyrics of Socialism. London, 1908. Victorian Women Writers Project, edited by Perry Willett, e-book ed., Indiana U., May 2000,
Newbold, Curtis R. Can I Use that Picture?: The Terms, Laws, and Ethics for Using Copyrighted Pictures. 2014. The Visual Communication Guy,
Newcomb, Horace, editor. Television: The Critical View. 6th ed., Oxford UP, 2000.
Parker, Dorothy. Letter to Robert Benchley. 13 May 1920. Manuscript.

Pilger, John. Distant Voices. Vintage, 1992.

--- . A Secret Country. Cape, 1989.

St. Laurence Chamber Choir. Commemoration, Ritual and Performance: The Iberian Connection: Medieval and Renaissance Music from the St Laurence Chamber Choir, directed by N. McEwan, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Sydney, 2005.
"Suffragettes." A Dictionary of Contemporary World History. Edited by Jan Palmowski, 3rd ed., e-book ed., Oxford University Press, 2008. Oxford Reference Online,
Summerfield, Geoffrey. Voices: An Anthology of Poetry and Pictures. Penguin, 1968. 3 vols.
Woznica, Mirek. A Counter-History of Art. 1997. Murdoch U, PhD thesis.
Yeh, Michelle. "The 'Cult of Poetry' in Contemporary China." Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 55, no. 1, 1996, pp. 51-80.

Zacariah, Moses. SnapChat message to the author. 4 June 2021.


See the All Examples page for examples of in-text and reference list entries for specific resources such as articles, books, and web pages.