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Television show

"The Phantom of Corleone." Narr. Stephen Kroft. Sixty Minutes. CBS. WCBS, New York, 10 Dec. 2006. Television.


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

Sound recording


Hudson, Jennifer, perf. "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture. Sony BMG, 2006. MP3 file.

CD, LP, etc:

Holiday, Billie. The Essence of Billie Holiday. Columbia, 1991. CD.

Live performance

Heartbreak House. By George Bernard Shaw. Dir. Robin Lefevre. Perf. Philip Bosco and Swoosie Kurtz. Roundabout Theatre Company. Amer. Airlines Theatre, New York. 1 Oct. 2006. Performance.

Course materials (including Moodle, handouts, course packs, etc.)

Smith, Tom. ECON*4400 Economics Seminar Course Pack. Halifax, NS: Mount Saint Vincent University, 2003.

Yeats, William Butler. "Lake Isle of Innisfree." ENGL*1000 Introduction to Literature Course Readings. Halifax, NS: Mount Saint Vincent University, 2012.

Class, lecture or reading

Alter, Robert, and Marilynne Robinson. "The Psalms: A Reading and Conversation." 92nd Street Y, New York. 17 Dec. 2007. Reading.

Marx, Bob. BUSI*1000 Introduction to Business. Acme University. 23 Nov. 2003. Lecture notes.

Visual art

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn. Aristotle with a Bust of Homer. 1653. Oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Air Canada. Advertisement. CNN. 15 May 1998. Television.


Nesbit, Edith. "Marching Song." 1887. Ballads and Lyrics of Socialism: 1883-1908. London: Fabian Soc.; Fifield, 1908. 9. Victorian Women Writers Project. Web. 15 Mar. 2007.

When citing a poem in your essay, indicate line numbers. When citing a poem in your Works Cited list, indicate page numbers.


Gordimer, Nadine. Interview. New York Times 10 Oct 1991, late ed.: C25. Print.


Wiesel, Elie. Interview by Ted Koppel. Nightline. ABC. WABC, New York. 18 Apr. 2002. Television.

Works Cited List Tips

The list of works cited is the final section of an MLA-style paper, but should be drafted as you research and write.

Begin the Works Cited list on a new page, but continue with the page numbering used in the body of your paper.

References in this guide are single-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced.

Each reference should include a hanging indent (used throughout this guide).

Arrange your references alphabetically by author (or title, when an author is not listed.)

Other names for the Works Cited page include Bibliography and Literature Cited. Works Cited is usually most appropriate, as it accomodates film, recordings, electronic publications, etc.

To cite two or more works by the same author, give the name in the first entry only. In the next entry, type three hyphens ("- - -") in place of the name.

Need More Help?

For additional assistance with citation styles, consult your professor or reference staff at the Mount Library. 

You can reach the Library by email: or by phoning 457-6250.  Please note: library staff will help you as much as possible but they may also refer you back to your professor.

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