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1 List of Works Cited According to MLA Style Guidelines

2 Preparing the list of works cited Begin the list of works cited on a new page at the end of the paper. Begin the list of works cited on a new page at the end of the paper. Center the title Works Cited about one inch from the top of the page. Center the title Works Cited about one inch from the top of the page. Double-space throughout. Double-space throughout.

3 ALPHABETIZING THE LIST Alphabetize the list by the last names of the authors (or editors); if a work has no author or editor, alphabetize by the first word of the title other than A, An, or The. Alphabetize the list by the last names of the authors (or editors); if a work has no author or editor, alphabetize by the first word of the title other than A, An, or The.

4 INDENTING Do not indent the first line of each works cited entry, but indent any additional lines one-half inch. Do not indent the first line of each works cited entry, but indent any additional lines one-half inch. This technique highlights the names of the authors, making it easy for readers to scan the alphabetized list. This technique highlights the names of the authors, making it easy for readers to scan the alphabetized list.

5 WEB ADDRESSES Do not insert a hyphen when dividing a Web address (URL) at the end of a line; break the line after a slash. Do not insert a hyphen when dividing a Web address (URL) at the end of a line; break the line after a slash. Insert angle brackets around the URL. Insert angle brackets around the URL. If your word processing program automatically turns Web addresses into hot links (by underlining them and highlighting them in color), turn off this feature. If your word processing program automatically turns Web addresses into hot links (by underlining them and highlighting them in color), turn off this feature.

6 Formatting entries in the list AN ENTIRE WEB SITE AN ENTIRE WEB SITE Begin with the name of the author or corporate author (if known) and the title of the site, underlined. Then give the names of any editors, the date of publication or last update, the name of any sponsoring organization, the date you accessed the source, and the URL in angle brackets. Provide as much of this information as is available. Begin with the name of the author or corporate author (if known) and the title of the site, underlined. Then give the names of any editors, the date of publication or last update, the name of any sponsoring organization, the date you accessed the source, and the URL in angle brackets. Provide as much of this information as is available.

7 With author: Peterson, Susan Lynn. The Life of Martin Luther. 2002. 24 Jan. 2005 .

8 With corporate (group) author: United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Drinking Water Standards. 8 July 2004. 24 Jan. 2005 .

9 Author unknown Margaret Sanger Papers Project. 18 Oct. 2000. History Dept., New York U. 6 Dec. 2004 .

10 With editor Exploring Ancient World Cultures. Ed. Anthony F. Beavers. 1997. U of Evansville. 24 Jan. 2005

11 PLEASE NOTE: This list of examples it is not exhaustive; you must use the correct format for the particular kind of source you are citing. This list of examples it is not exhaustive; you must use the correct format for the particular kind of source you are citing. Please use the MLA formatting guide on the Canada College Library website to correctly complete your Works Cited page. Please use the MLA formatting guide on the Canada College Library website to correctly complete your Works Cited page.


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