Begin the list of works citedon a newpage at the endof your research paper.
Include your last nameand the page number at the upper right corner of the page, continuing the page numbers of the text.
Titlethe page Works Cited Center thetitle 1” from the top of the page.
Double-space,within andbetween, entries.
Place the first line of eachentry at the left margin. Additional lines are indented½ inch. This is called a “hanging indent.”
List entriesin alphabetical order by the last name ofeach author.Ifthe author’s name is unknown, alphabetizebythe title, ignoring any initialA,An or The.
This isan example of whatthe top of your WorksCited pageshould look like:
All citations are made up of a few basic elements presented in a specific order. Not all resources have all elements. Omit any element your resource doesn’t have.
Author. Title of Document. Title of Source, Other Contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication Date, Location.
Following are some examples of appropriately formatted citations. The citations are grouped by format for convenience. Follow your instructor’s requirements first. Beyond that, these examples can act as models for clear and consistent MLA citations
In MLA style,your sourcesare acknowledged by adding brief parenthetical referenceswithinyour text.This coincideswith your Works Cited page atthe end of yourpaper. Generally, the author’s lastname and a page number are enough to identify the source. The following are some examples of parenthetical documentation:
Google’s founders “were certainly armed with a healthy disregard for the impossible” (Vise 11).