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MLA Style Guide, 9th Edition: Formatting Your Works Cited List

Format

The Works Cited page is the list of sources used in the research paper. It should be its own page at the end of the paper.

Center the title, "Works Cited" (without quotation marks), at the top of the page. If only one source was consulted, title the page "Work Cited".

Double space the entire list of sources.

Use hanging indention for each entry. Begin each entry flush with the left margin; indent all subsequent lines one-half inch.

Arrange entries in alphabetical order by the first term in each entry (the first author's last name or the title of the work when there is no author).

Continue with the numbering convention used throughout the paper by including your last name and the page number in the upper right-hand corner of the Works Cited page.

Hanging Indent

If you are not using an online citation manager, like NoodleTools, refer to the instructions on how to manually create hanging indents.  

Create your Works Cited Page Using NoodleTools


Utilize the export to Google docs feature to make sure your Works Cited page meets MLA formatting guidelines.