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MLA List of Works Cited: Order of Entries

Alphabetical Order

Alphabetize entries in the list by authors' last names. Note the following:
For a work with no author named, alphabetize by the first word in the title other than A, An, or The.

Several Works by the Same Authors

For all entries after the first, replace the author's name(s) with three hyphens followed by a period, and alphabetize according to the first significant word in the title. If an author serves as an editor or translator, put a comma after the hyphens, followed by the appropriate abbreviation ("ed." or "trans."). If, however, the author has coauthors, repeat all authors' names in full and put the coauthored entry after all the single-name entries for the author.
  Example Walker, Alice. The Color Purple. New York: Harcourt, 1982.

- - -. In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens. New York: Harcourt, 1983.
Authors with the Same Last Name

Alphabetize by first names. Smith, Adam precedes Smith, Frank.

See also
Basic Guidelines

Electronic Sources
Internet Sources
Other Sources
ACW Style for Internet Sources