MLA Works Cited Guide
Article Format Example:
Meckler, Laura and Greg Hitt. “Obama Open to Health Overhaul without Public Plan.”
(Author’s Last name, First name) (Title of article)
Wall Street Journal, vol. 253, no. 146, 24 June 2009, p. 6. Academic Search Complete,
(Title of journal) (Volume) (Issue) (Publication Date) (Page #s) (Database)
(URL or DOI)
Website Format Example:
Tedford, Deborah. “In New Hampshire, Obama Defends His Health Care Plan.” NPR,
(Author’s Last name, First name) (Title of article or webpage) (Title of website)
11 Aug. 2009, www.npr.org/2009/08/11/111776077/in-new-hampshitre-obama-defends-health-care-plan.
(Date of publication) (URL)
"Athlete's Foot - Topic Overview." WebMD, 25 Sept. 2014, www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-
Meckler, Laura, and Greg Hitt. "Obama Open to Health Overhaul Without Public Plan." Wall Street
Journal – Eastern Edition, vol. 253, no.146, 24 June 2009, p.6. Academic Search Complete,
Tedford, Deborah. "In New Hampshire, Obama Defends Health Care Plan." NPR,
11 Aug. 2009, www.npr.org/2009/08/11/111776077/in-new-hampshire-obama-defends-health-
The importance of grains and legumes cannot be underestimated. Not only have they affected human nutrition but also cultural evolution (Jones 116).
If no author is listed:
The article is "Problems with Plagiarism" and has no author. The key word is ‘plagiarism’. So the in-text citation would be (“Plagiarism” 16).
If two authors are listed:
"Workforce diversity requires employers to be more sensitive to the differences that each group brings to the work setting"
(DeCenzo and Robbins 15).
If three authors or more are listed:
Carbohydrate, fat and protein are the three classes of organic nutrients which provide energy the body can use (Pitney, et al. 3).
Examples: The Art of War (The is capitalized because it is the first word in the title)
To Kill a Mockingbird (To is capitalized because it is the first word in the title).
Other examples: Gone with the Wind, There Is Nothing Left to Lose, Lord of the Flies.
Essay Formatting Tips
Citing Multiple Authors
Example: Patterson, James, et al.