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Research guide for Sue Mach's most excellent WR-265 Digital Storytelling class.

MLA Works Cited basics

The final page of your paper, called a Works Cited page, lists complete citations for every piece of information you referred to earlier in your paper. Create a Works Cited entry by identifying the core elements (e.g., author, title, date) of a resource. Then, put them together in a consistent manner as laid out by the MLA Practice Template, linked below. Using the MLA Practice Template, you can build a citation for any type of resource - from YouTube videos to books to tweets to magazine articles!

Sample Work Cited Entries

Book Modern Language Association. MLA Handbook. 8th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2016.
Article #1 (with DOI) Winham, Donna M. and Andrea M. Hutchins. "Perceptions of Flatulence from Bean Consumption among Adults in 3 Feeding Studies." Nutrition Journal, vol. 10, no. 1, 2011, pp. 128-136. Academic Search Premier, doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-128.
Article #2
(with URL)
Kerns, Nancy. "Twice as Nice?" Whole Dog Journal, vol. 9, no. 6, 2016, p. 2. Academic OneFile,
Website #1 MLA Style Center. “Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty.” Accessed 04 October 2016.
Website #2 Adewunmi, Bim. "Solange’s New Album Contemplates Black Life’s Contradictions." BuzzFeed News Reader, 03 Oct. 2016,

Citing images

Author(s). “Capitalized Image Title.” Title of Website, DD Month YYYY, image URL.

  • Munroe, Randall. “Password Strength.”, Accessed October 31, 2016.
  • Vaidya, Kaushal. “Cat.” Flickr, 16 Oct. 2014,

Citing music

Author(s). “Capitalized Song Title.” Title of Album, Publisher/Studio, DD Month YYYY, album or song URL.

  • Beyoncé. "Pray You Catch Me." Lemonade, Parkwood Entertainment, 2016,
  • texasradiofish. “Crank It Up.” Accessed 03 Feb. 2017.

Citing videos

Author(s). "Capitalized Title of Video." Title of Website, Publisher/Uploader, DD Month YYYY, video URL.

  • "Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham: Behind the Scenes of the Great Creation Debate." Films on Demand, Films Media Group, 2014,
  • McGonigal, Jane. "Gaming and Productivity." YouTube, uploaded by Big Think, 3 July 2012,


MLA Citation Quirks

  1. If no published date is available for the item, include the date you accessed the item at the end of your citation (see the image and music track examples).
  2. When including a URL, omit the http:// and https://

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