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MLA Eighth Edition - Works Cited Formats


Book (print)

Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Most Recent Publication Date.


Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. A.A. Levine, 2007.


Article in a Reference Book (e.g. encyclopedias—print)

Author (if available). “Article Title.” Encyclopedia title, date. Do not include the publisher, volume, or page numbers if entries are arranged alphabetically.


Felson, Nancy. "Athena." World Book, 2006.



Editor, Author, or Compiler (if available). Name of Site. Version number, Name of Institution/Organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available), URL, DOI or permalink. Date of access.


The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008, Accessed 14 Aug. 2016.

Online Database Periodical (newspaper, magazine, journal)

Editor, Author, or Compiler (if available). “Article Title.” Title of Publication, volume and issue numbers, and date of publication. Title of the Database, URL, DOI, or permalink. Date of access.


"Shelter Dogs Win, Place and Show." Oakland Tribune, 6 June 2003, Bay Area Living sec. ProQuest, Accessed 13 Aug. 2016.

Work of Visual Art (including a painting, sculpture, or photo)

Artist. Work of Art. Date of creation. Institution, and City where the work is housed. Name of the Website, URL. Date of access.


Goya, Francisco. The Family of Carlos IV. 1800. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. Museo Macional del Prado,


f4bbeffa581e. Accessed 22 May 2006.

Personal Interview

Use the name of the interviewee, descriptor Personal interview, date of the interview.


Smith, Sara. Personal interview. 15 Aug. 2016.

Adapted from: MLA Handbook Eighth Edition and Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).