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MLA Format Works Cited and In-text Citations
How to set up your first page: (You will not have a title page) In the top left corner of your page, write your name, teacher’s name, course, and date Center Paper Title Create a header in the upper right corner at half inch from the top and one inch from the right of the page (include your last name and page number)
Example of First Page: Lawrence 1 Lara Lawrence Mr. Morris 2 nd Period English 10 April 2014 Air Pollution Is Killing Us All Trouble breathing affects 78% of all Americans at some point in their lives. There are many causes…
Works Cited Page This is the LAST page of your paper. Is a page all by itself Where you give publication information about your sources Is in alphabetical order by first word in each entry (usually author’s last name) Has “hanging indents”
Example of 2 Works Cited Entries Lawrence 4 Works Cited Dickens, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. Penguin: London, Print. Wordsworth, William. Lyrical Ballads. London: Oxford UP, Online.
What about Giving Credit to Other Authors after you quote or paraphrase? MLA uses parenthetical citations to allow you to prevent plagiarism Citations depend on your Works Cited page Ex: Romantic poetry is characterized by the “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” (Wordsworth 263). Corresponding Works Cited Entry: Wordsworth, William. Lyrical Ballads. London: Oxford UP, Print.