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MLA Citation Style (8th ed.): Works Cited List

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Works Cited List

When creating your Works Cited list follow these basic organization and formatting guidelines:

  • begin a new page at the end of your essay or paper centering the words Works Cited (the first letter of each word is capitalized and the first word is always plural)
  • arrange the list of sources alphabetically by the surname of the first author or the corporate author 
  • provide a hanging indent for the second and all subsequent lines of each citation
  • double-space all citations

Use the MLA Practice Template when formatting Work Cited lists.

   OWL Works Cited Sample Page                                                                                       

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