Spartanburg community college library last updated: 3/2/2017 mla 8th edition –works cited guide works cited entries ( note: if any information is not given, skip it) type of source example of mla 8th edition works cited entry entire book format: author(s)title of bookedition, publisher, year. All sources cited in the body of a research paper using the modern language association style need an entry on the works cited page the section provides bibliographical information about the sources beyond the author's name, which typically appears within in the text, so that readers can find the sources and verify your information. Download the free mla practice template to help you create works-cited-list entries teaching resources get classroom-tested resources for teaching the mla handbook and the mla bibliography. So, a five-page paper will normally have five sources on the works cited page but once again, this is an example of a flexible guideline, not a general rule now that you understand the logic behind which sources to use in a paper, let’s get down to the actual formatting. Sample mla works cited page works cited is a list of citations at the end of a research paper a works cited page starts on a new page and is numbered as a continuation of the paper items in a works cited list are alphabetized by author.
This page contains guidelines for the arrangement and some examples of mla cited works of your academic paper see our guide on how to mla format parenthetical citations details and examples on how to cite in the text of the document by mla standards. Mla format works cited by stephen on october 1, 2012 5 comments the list of works cited is an alphabetical list of sources that you used to gather information for your research paper. The basic rules of mla bibliographies first of all, you must know that the mla style requires that you include a works cited page at the end of your free research paperall entries within this page must correspond to all of the works cited on your main text.
In your bibliography, works cited, or references page, you must include all of the above mla parenthetical citation when writing a bibliography, remember that the purpose is to communicate to the reader, in a standardized manner, the sources that you have used in sufficient detail to be identified. Formatting an mla works cited page in google docs andria amodtho formatting a works cited list for mla style in word 2010 - duration: how to format mla works cited - duration:. After the last paragraph in an mla style essay, force the document to begin a new page for the works cited page the works cited page will still have the one-inch margins all the way around and have the heading of last name and page number. Creating an mla works cited page in ms word 2007 mla requires a specific format for the works cited page: o the document is double spaced o the paragraphs use a hanging indentation (the 1st line goes to the edge of the margin and each line thereafter is indented.
Mla works cited list format (click on image to enlarge) the detailed information about the author, the title, the year of publication, the publishing house and the overall number of pages in a book, periodical, etc is provided at the end of your research in the part called works cited, references or. How to write in mla format eight parts: creating a cover page following general mla format formatting the first page formatting the body of the paper using in-text citations formatting the endnotes page including an appendix creating the works cited page community q&a modern language association, or mla, format is one of the major writing styles used in academic and. Mla 8th edition annotated bibliography template the mla handbook, eighth edition does not include guidelines for formatting an annotated bibliography the good news is that the 'works cited' list will be almost complete before you begin writing below is an example of an annotated bibliography in mla style mla_handbook_8th_edition, mla.
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 (8 th ed), offers examples for the general format of mla research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the works cited page. This ppt will cover the 2009 updates to mla, general guidelines, first page format, section headings, in-text citations, formatting quotations, and the works cited page. While mla provides formatting guidelines for many aspects of paper-writing, including spacing, margins, headers, footnotes, and first-page formatting, it is perhaps most commonly used for in-text citations and the bibliography, or works cited, section.
See how to format works-cited list and how to format in-text citations with the 8th edition of the mla handbook , the approach to citing sources shifts from creating entries based on the type of source cited (books, articles, etc) to recording common features of the work. An mla works cited page contains all of the citations for a project and is usually found at the very end citations are listed in alphabetical order by the first letter found in the citation if there are multiple sources by the same author, only include the author’s name in the first citation. Mla format works cited page template juve cenitdelacabrera co mla works cited page mla sample works cited page must be in ideas of mla format works cited page template targer golden dragon mla quick guide wsu libraries mla works cited list.