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Works Cited List

Please be aware this style is done according to Gibaldi's 1999 MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.

Follow the exact format and punctuation for each entry.  Arrange the list in alphabetically by author's last name or first word of the title (other than a, an or the) if no author is named.

The new MLA format follows a single space after any punctuation mark.

Any entry that can not fit on one line is indented 5 standard spaces or one tab stop.

Article from SIRS

Howe, Neil and William Strauss. "The New Generation 
     Gap." Atlantic Dec. 1992: 67+. Reprinted in YOUTH.
     (Boca Raton, FL: Social Issues Resource Series,
     Inc., 1992), Article No. 40.


La Roi, George H. "Boreal Forest". The Canadian
     Encyclopedia Plus. CD-ROM. McClelland & Stewart,
     Inc. 1995.

LeBlanc, Susan and Cameron MacKeen. "Racism and the
     Landfill". Chronicle-Herald 7 Mar. 1992: B1. CD-ROM.
     SIRS 1993 Ethnic Groups. Volume 4. Article 42.

Computer software

Soldan, Theodore, and J.D Spain. Population Growth.
      Computer Software. Conduit, 1990. 3.5" disk.

Films, videotapes, filmstrips, slide programs

Jane Austen's Emma. Videocasette. Meridian 
     Broadcasting Limited. New York: New Video Group 
     1996. Color. 107 min.

Titanic. Dir., writ., prod., ed. by James Cameron. Prod.
     by Jon Landau. Twentieth Century Fox and 
     Paramount Pictures, 1997.

Author. "Title of Article." Title of Journal, Newspaper, Book, or Project (underlined if available). Editor of Project. Date of article, creation, revision, last update/modified (if available). Group, association, or sponsor responsible for web page (if available). Access date (must indicate the date you accessed the web page) <complete Internet address (URL)>.

Fogel, Robert. "Fungi - The Hidden Kingdom." 16 Oct. 
     1998. University of Michigan Herbarium. 1 Oct.
     1999.   <>.

Burka, Lauren P. "A Hypertext History of Multi-User
      Dimensions." MUD History. 5 Dec. 1994. <>.

Wylde, Godfrey. "Fw: The Technical Question." E-mail to 
     H. Fran. 4 Oct. 1998.

Telnet site

Gomes, Lee. "X-erox On-line Neighborhood: A Great
     Place to Visit." Mecury News 3 May 1992. telnet @ go #50827, press
     13. 5 Dec. 1994.

Name of author, composer, singer, or editor. Title of song (in quotation marks). Title of recording (underlined). Publication medium (LP, CD, magnetic tape, etc.). Edition, release, or version. Place of publication: Publisher, Date of publication. (If citing from Internet, add Date of access and URL after Date of publication).
"n.d." for no date of publication stated, "c" for Circa.

Backstreet Boys. "Larger than Life". Millennium. CD.
     Exclusive Management by the Firm, Los Angeles, 
     CA. Mastered by Tom Coyne, Sterline Sound, NYC.
     Zomba Recording Corporation, 1999.

Book by one author

Stanley, George G. F. The Birth of Western Canada.
     Toronto: Longmans, 1936

Bliler, David, ed. TLA Film & Video Guide: The Discerning
     File Lover's Guide,1998-1999. New York: St. Martin's 
     Griffin, 1997.

Book by two authors

Houghton, W. and R. Strange. Victorian Poetry
     Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1959.

Cohen, Andrew, and J.L. Granatstein, eds. Trudeau's 
     Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Pierre Elliott
     Trudeau. Toronto: Random House of Canada,

Book by three or more authors

Moon. Truman H. et al. Modern Biology. New York:
     Simon and Schuster, 1961.

Bryan, Mark, Julia Cameron, and Catherine Allen. The
     Artist's Way at Work: Riding the Dragon. New York:
     William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1998.

Book with no author or editor listed

The Physics and Chemistry of Life. New York: Simon and
     Schuster, 1955.

Book with an editor

Anderson, J.N.D., ed. The World's Religions. London: 
     Inter-Varsity Fellowship,1950.

An encyclopedia article with author

Penny, Nicholas B. "Sculpture, The History of Western." 
     New Encyclopedia Britannica. 1998, Vol. 27, 60-114.

An encyclopedia article with no author

"Nazi Party." New Encyclopedia Britannica. 1997, Vol. 8, 

A magazine or newspaper article

Cohen, Henning. "The Boss Brass." Saturday Review. 16 
     August 1969: 19-21.

Article in a magazine or newspaper with one or more authors

Begley, Sharon and Martha Brant. "The Real Scandal." 
     Newsweek 15 Feb. 1999: 48, 54.

   or use "+" or pages that are not consecutive

Erlanger, Steven. "Albanians Killed as Kosovo Village is 
     Blasted Apart." New York Times 15 May 1999: A1+.

Article in a magazine or newspaper with no authors stated

"Bill Gates Pledges $1 billion for College Scholarships for 
     minority students." Jet 4 Oct. 1999: 12, 16.

   or use "+" or pages that are not consecutive

"Bill Gates Pledges $1 billion for College Scholarships for 
     minority students." Jet 4 Oct. 1999: 12+.

Booklet, pamphlet, or brochure

Bailey, Brett. Creating Webpages with HTML. Markham,
     ON: York Region Board of Education, 1998.

Government publication

Canada. Revenue Canada. Customs, Excise and
    Taxation. Settling in Canada. Ottawa: Travellers
    Directorate, Revenue Canada, April 1993.


Gates, Bill. CEO. Microsoft Corporation. Personal 
     interview. 10 Nov 1999.

Gates, Bill. CEO. Microsoft Corporation. Telephone 
     interview. 10 Nov 1999.


Phantom of the Opera. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
     Lyrics by Charles Hart. Directed by Harold Prince. 
     Based on novel by Gaston Leroux. Pantages 
     Theatre, Toronto. 20 Sept. 1997.

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New Media
Article from SIRS
Computer software
filmstrips/slide programs

Telnet site

One author
Two authors
Three/more authors
Author/ editor not listed
With an editor
Encyclopedia article
Encyclopedia article w. no author

Newspaper/ Magazine/ Publications
Article w. one/more authors
No authors stated
Booklet, Brochure, Pamphlet
Government Publication