Works Cited refers to the page at the end of your paper listing all the sources you used.
Use the following handout and websites to find examples for how to cite your sources at the end of of your paper in MLA.
You can also try to use free online tools to help you create citations in a variety of formats, including MLA, however, all online citation tools, including those available in the library databases, are not completely accurate. You will have to make make edits to ensure your citations are in the proper format.
Create citations for your Works Cited page using this template with its elements. Your citation may not have all the elements. You may also repeat elements 3-9 depending on whether or not your source stands on its own or it is part of one or more containers.
|Order of Elements||Element & Punctuation Following the Element||Example(s)|
|2||Title of source.|
|3||Title of container,||.... book, journal, database|
|4||Other contributors,||Translators or Editors|
|6||Number,||Vol. and/or No.|
|9||Location.||Refers to page numbers (pp.), not to a place of publication, unless deemed necessary; could refer to a DOI or database URL for an article|
Database citation generators are not perfect.
This video shows how to properly format a Works Cited page in Microsoft Word. The example page uses the newest updated 8th edition 2016 MLA Guidelines (ProfessorAllenNPCC, 3:41).
This video shares a very easy way to format your Works Cited page with hanging idents in Google Docs (Jen Jonson, 0:35).