MLA 8th Ed

Sample Works Cited Entries

Book in Print

Jacobs, Alan. The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction. Oxford UP, 2011.

Scholarly Journal

Kincaid, Jamaica. “In History.” Callaloo, vol. 24, no. 2, Spring 2001, pp. 620-26.


Poniewozik, James. “TV Makes a Too-Close Call.” Time, 20 Nov. 2000, pp. 70-71.


Smith, Simon. Rocking the New World. Penguin Classics, 2010. ACLS Humanities. E-


Database Source (journal)

Goldman, Anne. “Questions of Transport: Reading Primo Levi Reading Dante.” The

Georgia Review, vol. 64, no. 1, 2010, pp. 69-88. JSTOR.

Database Source (magazine)

Crocker, Michael. “A Witness to History.” Newsweek, 14 Jan. 2015, pp. 45-47.

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Corporate Authors

“Zika Virus Disease.” Mayo Clinic, 1998-2016.


Corporate authors can be organizations, institutions, and government agencies to name a few. When works are created by corporate authors but published by another source, entries are placed under the corporate author’s name. When the corporate author also publishes the work, the entry goes under the title of the work.

United Nations. Consequences of Rapid Population Growth in Developing Countries.

Taylor and Francis, 1991.

Page from a website (No original publication date because it is from The Atlantic’s


Deresiewicz, William. “The Death of the Artist–and the Birth of the Creative

Entrepreneur.” The Atlantic, 28 Dec. 2014, death-of-the-artistbirth-of



Hollmichel, Stephanie. “The Reading Brain: Differences Between Digital and Print.”

So Many Books, 25 Apr. 2013,



“The Bomb.” PBS, 28 July 2015. PBS,

MLA Snippets

Header and Top of Works CitedBook Entry

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Journal from Database

Magazine from Database

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Corporate Author Online

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