How do I write an MLA works cited page?

CWI Writing Center: MLA Works Cited

Formatting: Title the page with Work Cited for one citation entry and Works Cited for multiple citation entries. Alphabetize citation entries by the first word in each entry, except for articles (a, an, the). If there is no author, the title of the work becomes the entry’s first new element.

Works Cited Title

Creating MLA Citation Entries: There is no specific format for each type of source. Find the available source information that matches the MLA Core Elements. Remember, the purpose of the citation is to help the reader find the source to verify the information. For clarifications, please refer to the MLA website or to the MLA Style Manual, 8th Edition.

MLA Core Elements:

Author(s). "Title of Source." Title of Container, Other Contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication Date, Location.

List of Core Elements

Common Examples: These citation entries are examples. Your citations may appear similar but not exact, but be sure to follow the order and punctuation of the entry. Always create your citation using the information you have available about the source.

Note: MLA Core Elements in blue were unavailable for the example source.

A list of core elements

Examples with indented text

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