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. What is the apa citation style the apa citation style (6th edition) is a parenthetical author-date style, so you need to put the author’s last name and the publishing date into parentheses wherever another source is used in the narrative the apa format consists of in-text citations and a reference list, along with guidelines for formatting the paper itself. Center the title, works cited, at the top of the page double space the entire list of sources use hanging indention for each entry begin each entry flush with the. Formatting the works cited section in mla style, all the sources you cite throughout the text of your paper are listed together in full in the works cited section, which comes after.
Formatting your mla format works cited: page format: use the heading “works cited” centered one inch below the top edge of a new page do not bold or underline this heading page number: begin the list on a new page and number each page, continuing the page numbers of the research paper for example, if the text of your research paper ends. The works cited section of your paper should list all the works that you have cited in your text other names for such a listing are bibliography (literally, description of books. This video steps through formatting an mla-style works cited list in microsoft word 2010, including double-spacing paragraphs, centering a title paragraph, setting hanging indent paragraph format. A works cited page lists the references used in a paper written in mla or apa format the works cited page differs from a bibliography a works cited page lists references used throughout the paper, while a bibliography page lists all the sources used for references.
The style uses a straightforward two-part documentation system for citing sources: parenthetical citations in the author-page format that are keyed to an alphabetically ordered works cited page. The first page of the works cited list should have the title works cited, not bibliography the works cited title should appear in the same manner as the paper's title: capitalized and centered—not bolded, within quotation marks, italicized, underlined, or in a larger font. Formatting an mla 8th edition works cited page (current for 2018. The list of works cited the eighth edition of the mla handbook introduces a new model for entries in the works-cited list, one that reflects recent changes in how works are published and consulted previously, a writer created an entry by following the mla’s instructions for the source’s publication format (book, dvd, web page, etc. Name the page “works cited,” unless your list only includes one citation in that case, title it as “work cited” the title of the page (either works cited or work cited) is placed one inch from the top of the page, centered in the middle of the document.
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 according to mla style, you must have a works cited page at the end of your research paper. 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 the following overview should help you better understand how to cite sources using mla eighth edition, including the list of works cited and in-text citations. In the above example, the works cited page begins on page 38, which means that the essay concluded on page 37 general format the works cited page should be double-spaced throughout the first line of each entry should be flush with the left margin if the entry extends more than one line, ensuing lines should be indented 1/2 inch from the. Mla format works cited by stephen on october 1, 2012 5 comments the list of works cited is an alphabetical list of sources that you used to gather information for your research paper.
The works cited page a list of works cited, which appears at the end of your paper, gives full publishing information for each of the sources you have cited in the paper start on a new page and title your list works cited. How to create a works cited page projects and research papers must end with a works cited page this page is where you can give credit to the sources (books, photos, encyclopedias, websites, etc) that you cited or used in your assignment follow these simple guidelines to put together a complete works cited page. Your reference page is a list of all the sources that are cited in the body of your paper your references should be listed alphabetically, from a to z, by the last name of each source's author in the case of a source with multiple authors, it is organized by the last name of the author listed first by that source. Cited works are numbered in order of initial appearance in the text, and appear in the reference list in numerical order use arabic superscript numerals outside.
Spartanburg community college library last updated: 3/2/2017 type of source example of mla 8th edition works cited entry website article format: author(s)“title of article” title of website, website publisher (if different than title), date of publication, url. Works cited a works cited page is a list of sources used in an essay or research paper written in mla (modern language association) style formatting a works cited page page layout the works. To put it simply, you have to create an in-text citation that includes the author’s last name and the number of a page from which the phrase is taken and include full information about this source that should appear in your “works cited” page. Creating an mla works cited page general formatting information for your works cited section beginning on a new page at the end of your paper, list alphabetically by author every work you have cited, using the basic forms illustrated below.