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Citations and Bibliographies

Selected MLA Works Cited Examples

MLA Handbook (8th Edition)


Book with one author

Author's name: Last Name, First Name. Book Title (italicized). Publisher, year.

Sparks, Nicholas. The Best of Me. Grand Central Publishing, 2011.


Article from a database (e.g. Academic Search Ultimate) - For three or more authors

Author's Name(s): Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Journal Title (italicized), volume, issue, month year, page numbers. name of database (italicized), stable URL, (if none can be found use doi number)

Segal, Scott, et al. "Plagiarism in Residency Application Essays." Annals of Internal Medicine, vol. 153, no. 2, July 2010, pp. 112-120. MEDLINE Complete, doi:10.7326/0003-4819-153-2-201007200-00007.



Author’s Last Name, First Name. “Page Title.” Name of Website, Publisher, Date, URL.

Howell, Elizabeth. “Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System.”, 30 Mar. 2018,


MLA Citations for TV/Film/Multivolume Books

TV Show / Movie (ie: Anime)

Note: All of these samples include the director's name, you may leave it out if it is not important for your citation. Alternately, if it is the focus of your citation, you may begin the citation with the director's name. If you begin with the director, follow it with a period, and then the title(s), followed by another period.

Episode (Streamed)

“Title of Episode.” Title of Series, directed by Director’s Name, season #, episode #, Name of Studio/Distributor, 1 Jan. 2020. Name of Streaming Website, URL.

Episode (DVD/Blu-ray)

“Title of Episode.” Title of Series/Collection, directed by Director’s Name, season #, episode #, Name of Distributor, Year.

Whole Series

Title of Show. Directed by Director’s Name, Studio/Distributor, Year-Range.


Title of Film. Directed by Director, performances by Lead Performer(s), Studio/Distributor, Year.


Multivolume Books (ie: Manga)

Single Volume

Author. Title. Translated by Translator’s Name, vol. #, Publisher, Year.

Whole Series

Author. Title. Translated by Translator’s Name, Publisher, Year-Range. # vols.

Online MLA Citation Examples

Print MLA Citation Guides

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