Basic MLA Works Cited

Works Cited Example

1. This is your MLA header. Your last name, a space, and then the page number should be at the top of every page, even the works cited. Standard MLA format requires 1″ margins on all sides, and this also holds true to the Works Cited page.

2. “Works Cited” should be at the top of your page. It should not be italicized, in quotations, or bold, but it does need to be centered.

3. If your entry for a source is more than one line, then all the following lines need to be indented.

4. There should be no added spaces between entries, but Works Cited page does need to be double spaced.

5. Make sure you alphabetize your entries! If there are sources that do not have an author, alphabetize the entry based on the title.

6. The MLA stylebook no longer requires URLs to be included in a Works Cited, though they do mention that some publications/professors prefer if you include the URL. I included one with a URL so you could see what a properly formatted URL inclusion looks like. They always start on their own line, are included in angle brackets, and are followed by a period.