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1 MLA Citations How to do a Work Cited entry

2 Basic format for a book “For most books, arrange the information into three units, each followed by a period and one space: the author’s name; the title and subtitle, underlined [or italicized]; and the place of publication, the publisher and the date” (Hacker 131).

3 Use this format: Author’s last name, First name. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, year. (Additional formats can be found in section 32b of your Pocket Style Manual.)

4 Examples Works Cited Author’s last name, First name. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, year. Hacker, Diana. A Pocket Style Manual. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, Krauss, Nicole. The History of Love. New York: W.W. Norton, 2005.

5 Format of a Work Cited list The title, Work(s) Cited, should be centered above the entries The entries should be in alphabetical order, based on the first word in the entry (usually the author’s last name). Follow punctuation rules exactly.

6 Practice: Make a Work Cited entry for Les Miserables This book will have slightly different format since it is translated. Use this format: Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name. Title. Trans. Name of Translator. Place of publication: Publisher, year. Example: Allende, Isabel. Zorro. Trans. Margaret Sayers Peden. London: Fourth Estate, 2005.

7 Check your work: Work Cited Hugo, Victor. Les Miserables. Trans. Charles E. Wilbour. New York: Ballantine, 1961.


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