Each element should be followed by the punctuation mark shown here.
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Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions of fair use. 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 8th ed.
All entries in the Works Cited page must correspond to the works cited in your main text. Basic rules Begin your Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your research paper. It should have the same one-inch margins and last name, page number header as the rest of your paper.
Label the page Works Cited do not italicize the words Works Cited or put them in quotation marks and center the words Works Cited at the top of the page.
Double space all citations, but do not skip spaces between entries. Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0. List page numbers of sources efficiently, when needed. If you refer to a journal article that appeared on pages throughlist the page numbers on your Works Cited page as Note that MLA style uses a hyphen in a span of pages.
You do not need to provide subscription information in addition to the database name. For online sources, you should include a location to show readers where you found the source. Many scholarly databases use a DOI digital object identifier. All works cited entries end with a period.
Capitalization and punctuation Capitalize each word in the titles of articles, books, etc, but do not capitalize articles the, anprepositions, or conjunctions unless one is the first word of the title or subtitle: Author names are written last name first; middle names or middle initials follow the first name: Burke, Kenneth Levy, David M.
Wallace, David Foster Do not list titles Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Grammar of Motives. A Rhetoric of Motives. The Education of an E-Designer.
Heller, Steven, and Karen Pomeroy. Work with no known author Alphabetize works with no known author by their title; use a shortened version of the title in the parenthetical citations in your paper.Your MLA research paper does not need a title page.
At the top of the first page, at the left-hand margin, type your name, your instructor’s name, the course name and number, and the date — all on separate, double-spaced lines.
) If you’ve been asked to submit a paper in MLA style, your instructor is asking you to format the page and present the content in a specific way.
Just as football referees dress a certain way, and Japanese chefs cook a certain way, writers in certain disciplines follow a certain set of.
According to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Seventh edition), for most MLA style papers, spell out numbers written in one or two words such as "two" or "three hundred." If you begin a sentence with a number, spell it out, even if it is a date or other number that uses more than two words.
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.
What You Are Citing. In-Text Citation. The entire work (or a work that has no page numbers) Include information in the text of your paper that will allow the reader to locate the source in your works cited list. According to MLA style, you must have a Works Cited page at the end of your research paper.
All entries in the Works Cited page must correspond to the works cited in your main text.