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MLA Style Guide: Other Resources

Guide for using the Modern Language Association (MLA) style manual.

Examples of Citing Other Resources

Works Cited items are listed alphabetically at the end of the research paper and should be double-spaced and use a hanging indentParenthetical references are items referred to in the body of the paper.

*If you are citing an entire work that has no pagination or other type of reference markers, it is preferable to include a reference to the work in the text rather than in a parenthetical reference.

Television Program

Works Cited:

"Popularity of Fur on Rise Again." Narr. Virginia Cha. Sunday Today. NBC. WNBC, New Work. 9 Feb, 2003. Television.

Parenthetical:*

("Popularity of Fur")

If your reference is primarily to the work of a particular individual, cite that person's name before the title.

Works Cited:

Wadey, Maggie, adapt. "The Buccaneers." By Edith Wharton. Perf. Mira Sorvino, Alison Elliott, and Carla Gugino. 3 episodes. Masterpiece Theatre. Introd. Russell Baker. PBS. WGBH, Boston, 27 Apr.-11 May 1997. Television

Parenthetical:*

(Wadey)


Sound Recording

Works Cited:

Copland, Aaron. Long Time Ago: American Songs. Perf. Saint Paul Chamber Orch. Cond. Hugh Wolff. Teldec, 1994. CD.

Parenthetical:*

(Copland)

If you are citing a specific song, place its title in quotation marks.

Works Cited:

Bartoli, Cecilia. "Quel chiaro rio." By Christoph W. Gluck. Dreams and Fables. London, 2001. CD.

Parenthetical:*

(Bartoli)


Radio

Works Cited:

Don Giovanni. By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Perf. James Morris, Bryn Terfel, and Carol Vaness. Lyric Opera of chicago. Cond. Yakov Kreizberg. Nuveen-Lyric Opera of Chicago Radio Network. WFMT, Chicago, 8 June 1996. Radio.

Parenthetical:*

(Don Giovanni)

If your reference is primarily to the work of a particular individual, cite that person's name before the title.

Works Cited:

Welles, Orson, dir. "The War of the Worlds." By H. G. Wells. Adapt. Howard Koch. Mercury Theatre on the Air. CBS Radio. WCBS, New York, 30 Oct. 1938. Radio.

Parenthetical:*

(Welles)


Film or Video Recording

Works Cited (Film):

It's a Wonderful Life. Dir. Frank Capra. Perf. James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and Thomas Mitchell. RKO, 1946. Film.

Parenthetical:*

(It's a Wonderful Life)

Works Cited (Video Recording):

It's a Wonderful Life. Dir. Frank Capra. Perf. James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and Thomas Mitchell. 1946. Republic, 2001. DVD.

Parenthetical:*

(It's a Wonderful Life)


Performance

Works Cited:

Heartbreak House, By George Bernard Shaw. Dir. Robin Lefevre. Perf. Philip Airlines Theatre, New York. 1 Oct. 2006. Performance

Parenthetical:*

(Heartbreak House)

If you are citing the contribution of a particular individual or group, begin with the appropriate name.

Works Cited:

Culkin, Kieran, perf. Suburbia. By Eric Bogosian. Second Stage Theatre, New York. 16 Sept. 2006. Performance

Parenthetical:*

(Culkin)



Please consult the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition, for a complete guide to citing your resources and for additional commentary on particular rules, rules of thumb, and formatting.

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