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MLA 8th - 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 centered 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

Australia, Council for the Arts. Writing: Protocols for Producing Indigenous Australian Writing. 2nd ed., ACA, 2007.
Australian Copyright Council. Copyright for Book Publishers: A Practical Guide. ACC, 1997.
Australian Film Commission Multimedia Conference, 4th, 1998. Being Connected: The Studio in the Networked Age. AFC, 1998.
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, Ochre on canvas. Reproduced in McCulloch, Susan, and Emily McCulloch Childs. McCulloch's Contemporary Aboriginal Art: The Complete Guide. McCulloch & McCulloch Australian Art Books, 2008, p. 154.
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." Diss. Murdoch U, 2009. Murdoch University Research Repository,
Courtright, Jeffrey L., and Peter M. Smudde. "Power and Public Relations." The International Encyclopedia of Communication. Edited by Wolfgang Donsbach, Blackwell Publishing, 2008. Blackwell Reference Online.
Dollimore, Johnathon, and Keith Hall, editors. Political Shakespeare: Essays in Cultural Materialism. 2nd ed., Cornell UP, 1994.
Etherington, Ben, and  Jarad Zimbler. "Field, Material, Technique: On Renewing Postcolonial Literary Criticism." The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 279-297, doi: 10.1177/0021989414538435.
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, Oil paint on canvas. 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.
Nesbit, E. Ballads and Lyrics of Socialism. London, 1908. Victorian Women Writers Project, edited by Perry Willett, Indiana U., May 2000,
Newbold, Curtis R. Can I Use that Picture? The Terms, Laws, and Ethics for Using Copyrighted Pictures. The Visual Communication Guy, 2014,
Newcomb, Horace, editor. Television: The Critical View. 6th ed., Oxford UP, 2000.
NRK. "Medieval Helpdesk with English Subtitles." YouTube. 26 Feb. 2007,
Pilger, John. Distant Voices. Vintage, 1992.
--- . A Secret Country. Cape, 1989.
Scott, Ridley, director. Blade Runner. Performance by Harrison Ford, original release, Warner Bros., 1982.
St. Laurance Chamber Choir, performers. 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,Oxford University Press, 2003. Oxford Reference Online.
Summerfield, Geoffrey. Voices: An Anthology of Poetry and Pictures. Penguin, 1968. 3 vols.
Woznica, Mirek. "A Counter-History of Art." Diss. Murdoch U, 1997.

Yeh, Michelle. "The 'Cult of Poetry' in Contemporary China." Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 55, no. 1, 1996, pp. 51-80.