Works Cited: Sample Entries

For more examples and further explanations, see The Practical Writer, 7th edition, Chapter 25.




One Author:


Stafford, Patricia M. Your Two Brains. New York: Atheneum, 1996.


Two Authors:


Spangenburg, Ray, and Diane K. Moser. The Story of America’s Bridges.

New York: Facts on File, 1991.


Group as Author


National Commission on Health Care. Report of the National Commission

            on Health Care. Washington: GPO, 1994.


Government and International Body Publications:


United States. Dept. of State. Islamic Developments in Africa.

            Washington: GPO, 1989.


Author Not Given:


A Collection of Slavic Stories and Rhymes. Baltimore: Court, 1995.




Kemp, Gilbert M., ed.  Narcotics Trafficking and the Caribbean Islands.

Madison: U of Wisconsin, 1990.


Part of a Collection:


Parker, Robin. “Working Mothers Benefit the Family.” The Family in

            America: Opposing Viewpoints. Ed. Viqi Wagner. San Diego:

Greenhaven, 1992. 141-46.


Edition Other Than First:


Doyle, Rachel Marie. Desktop Publishing Software. 3d ed. New York:

Schocken, 1997.


Encyclopedia or Almanac – familiar and with annual new editions:


LeMone, Margaret A. “Cloud.” World Book Encyclopedia, 2000 ed.


“National Park System.” World Almanac and Book of Facts. 2001 ed.


Other Encyclopedias:

“Ceramic Artists.” Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance.

Ed. Holli R. Constance. Vol. 2. Chicago: Ferguson, 2001.


“Sound Technician.” Communications and the Arts. New York:

Macmillan, 1993. Vol. 3 of Career Information Center. 13 vols.


Periodical – Magazine Article:


Ratnesar, Romesh. “Why Bush Had to Act.” Time 25 Mar. 2002: 36+.


Periodical – Newspaper Article:


Kong, Deborah. “Illegal Immigrants abound in some jobs.” The Des

Moines Register 22 Mar. 2002: A1.




Web-Based Databases such as EBSCO and World Book:


Ash, Timothy Garton. “The New Adolph Hitler?” Time 5 Apr. 1999:

76+. Online EBSCO. Available <>

(25 Oct. 2000).


Smith, Jeff. “Autism.” World Book Online. 2002. Online. Internet.

Available <> (2 Mar. 2002).



World Wide Web Site:


Peagram, William. “American Civil War Ordnance.” 1996. Online.

Internet. Available <>  (10 Feb.



E-Mail Messages:


Smith, Bob. “African Safaris.” 20 May 2001. Online. Internet. Personal

E-mail. Available (21 Jan. 2002).