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MLA Formatting Works Cited Entries Based on Number of Authors

The format of your works cited entries will vary based on the number of authors. Apply the guidelines below to your entries as necessary.

Book by one author

Barnet, Sylven. A Short Guide to Writing About Art. 3rd ed. New York:
     HarperCollins, 1989. Print.

Book by two or more authors

Browne, M. Neil, and Stuart M. Keeley. Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to
     Critical Thinking
. 9th ed. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010.

Book by a corporate author or organization

Modern Language Association. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
     7th ed. New York: Modern Language Association, 2009. Print.

More than one work by an author

Watson, Peter. From Manet to Manhatten. New York: Random House, 1992. Print.

 ---. Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention, From Fire to Freud. New York:
     Harper Collins, 2005. Print.

Work with no known author

American Allergy Association. Allergies in Children. New York: Random,
     1998. Print.

Electronic Sources (Web Publications)