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MLA Format Style Guide: Other Examples

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1. Author

2. Title of Source

3. Title of Container

4. Other Contributors

5. Version

6. Number

7. Publisher

8. Publication Date

9. Location


Corporate Author

United Nations. Consequences of Rapid Population Growth in Developing Countries. Taylor and Francis, 1991.

Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America. National Endowment of the Arts, June 2004.

Film or Television Series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Created by Joss Whedon, performance by Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mutant Enemy, 1997-2003.

Film or Television Series with a Contributor as Author

Gellar, Sarah Michelle, performer.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Mutant Enemy, 1997-2003.

Whedon, Joss, creator.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Mutant Enemy, 1997-2003.

Episode from a TV Series

"Hush." Buffy the Vampire Slayer, created by Joss Whedon, performance by Sarah Michelle Gellar, season 4, episode 10, Mutant Enemy, 1999.

Song or Piece of Music from an Album

Beyonce. "Pretty Hurts." Beyonce, Parkwood Entertainment, 2013,




  • Capitalize the main words in the document title.  If there is a colon in the title (a subtitle), capitalize the main words after the colon.
  • Alphabetize your Works Cited list by the first word of the citation, usually the author's last name.  If there is no author, alphabetize by the first main word in the title (ignore a, an, and the).
  • Double space all the citations on your Works Cited page.
  • Indent the second and following lines of the citation.