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MLA Modern Language Association style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook 8th ed.
All entries in the Works Cited page must correspond to the works cited in your main text. Basic rules Begin your Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your research paper. It should have the same one-inch margins and last name, page number header as the rest of your paper.
Label the page Works Cited do not italicize the words Works Cited or put them in quotation marks and center the words Works Cited at the top of the page. Double space all citations, but do not skip spaces between entries. Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.
List page numbers of sources efficiently, when needed. If you refer to a journal article that appeared on pages throughlist the page numbers on your Works Cited page as Note that MLA style uses a hyphen in a span of pages.
If you're citing an article or a publication that was originally issued in print form but that you retrieved from an online database, you should type the online database name in italics.
You do not need to provide subscription information in addition to the database name. For online sources, you should include a location to show readers where you found the source. Many scholarly databases use a DOI digital object identifier. All works cited entries end with a period.
Capitalization and punctuation Capitalize each word in the titles of articles, books, etc, but do not capitalize articles the, anprepositions, or conjunctions unless one is the first word of the title or subtitle: Use italics instead of underlining for titles of larger works books, magazines and quotation marks for titles of shorter works poems, articles Listing author names Entries are listed alphabetically by the author's last name or, for entire edited collections, editor names.
Author names are written last name first; middle names or middle initials follow the first name: Burke, Kenneth Levy, David M. Wallace, David Foster Do not list titles Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
More than one work by an author If you have cited more than one work by a particular author, order the entries alphabetically by title, and use three hyphens in place of the author's name for every entry after the first: A Grammar of Motives. A Rhetoric of Motives.
The Education of an E-Designer. Heller, Steven, and Karen Pomeroy. Work with no known author Alphabetize works with no known author by their title; use a shortened version of the title in the parenthetical citations in your paper.Formatting a Research Paper.
make the heading Work Cited.) Double-space between the title and the first entry. Begin each entry flush with the left margin; if an entry runs more than one line, indent the subsequent line or lines half an inch from the left margin.
Do not use the margins or write a change below the line it affects. If. A works cited page for a research paper is a bibliography of every source you pulled from in your paper.
To do the works cited page on a research paper properly, take careful notes on every source you consult. Writing Research Papers. typed. That works out to one printed page. While you are learning to write effectively, the limit will be extended to five typed pages.
If you practice economy of words, that should be plenty of space within which to say all that you need to say. List all literature cited in your paper, in alphabetical order, by. A writer should include a work cited page in a research paper for the following reasons: 1.
To organize source materials.
2. To avoid plagiarism/5(30). The reference list is the final page(s) of a research paper. If the conclusion of a research project is on page 7, page 8 would be the first page of the reference list. Whether you’re making an MLA work cited page or an MLA works cited page, the title should be aligned in the center of the document, one inch below the top edge of the.
A works cited page for a research paper is a bibliography of every source you pulled from in your paper. To do the works cited page on a research paper properly, take careful notes on every source you consult.