Writers Workshop: Writer Resources
Modern Language Association (MLA): Multiple Works by the Same Author
When a person has authored (or edited, translated, or compiled) more than one text, typical bibliographic entries will appear as follows:
- Fee, Elizabeth, ed. Women and Health: The Politics of Sex in Medicine. Farmingdale, N.Y.: Baywood, 1982.
- Fee, Elizabeth, and Daniel M. Fox, eds. AIDS: The Burdens of History. Berkeley: U of California P, 1988.
- ---. AIDS: The Making of A Chronic Disease. Berkeley: U of California P, 1992.
- Frye, Northrop. Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1957.
- ---, ed. Sound and Poetry. New York: Columbia UP, 1957.
- Hall, Stuart. "Cold, Comfort, Farm." New Socialist Nov. 1985: 10-12.
- ---. "Thatcherism-- A New Stage?" Marxism Today Feb. 1980: 22-27.
- Hall, Stuart, et al. Policing the Crisis. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1979.
If an author or authors have their names on more than one text, check to see if the authorship of both texts is identical. If--and only if--the authors are in fact identical, then the listing for the second entry should be replaced with three hyphens and a period. If a person was a single author of one text but joint author of another, then each entry must list the person's name in full.
For additional information, please see the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (6th edition) and the MLA style website.