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MLA Style Guide, 8th Edition: Formatting Your Works Cited List

This LibGuide reflects the changes to MLA style as directed by the MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition.

Format

The Works Cited page is the list of sources used in the research paper. It should be its own page at the end of the paper.

Center the title, "Works Cited" (without quotation marks), at the top of the page. If only one source was consulted, title the page "Work Cited".

Double space the entire list of sources.

Use hanging indention for each entry. Begin each entry flush with the left margin; indent all subsequent lines one-half inch.

Arrange entries in alphabetical order by the first term in each entry (the first author's last name or the title of the work when there is no author).

Continue with the numbering convention used throughout the paper by including your last name and the page number in the upper right-hand corner of the Works Cited page.

Sample Works Cited Page

Works Cited Page Example