All sources are listed alphabetically by the first word in each citation entry and the end of each citation has a period double-space the list if an entry runs more than one line, indent the subsequent line or lines half an inch from the left margin this is sometimes called a hanging indent top of page and sides have 1. [62, 63, 64] in mla style you briefly credit sources with parenthetical citations in the text of your paper generally, a parenthetical citation includes the author's last name and the page number(s) of the information used: (smith 127) for example, there is a significant amount of dating violence among teens in hawaii. Place the title of the page (works cited) in the center of the page, an inch from the top create a double space between the title (works cited) and the first citation each citation should start on the left margin (one inch from the side of the paper) for longer citations, indent the second and any subsequent lines one half inch. Mla is a citation style developed by the modern language association to help researchers accurately cite their sources when it's time to write their final. This guide lists selected style manuals, citation guides and other tools for citing both print and electronic/web sources in your work chesnutt library also provides access to refworks, a web-based bibliography manager which automatically formats papers mla- modern language association.
The mla citation style is generally used in the humanities (english, philosophy, music etc) while the 8th edition provides detailed guidelines on how to create in -text and reference citations, it does not include instructions on how to format your research paper for proper mla paper formatting guidelines,. Whenever you incorporate outside sources into your own writing, you must provide both in-text citations (within the body of the paper) and full citations (in the works cited page) the in-text citations point your reader toward the full citations in the works cited page that's why the first bit of information in your in- text citation. 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 please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the purdue owl in mla see also our mla vidcast series on the purdue owl youtube. This resource, updated to reflect the mla handbook (8th ed), offers examples for the general format of mla research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the works cited page contributors:tony russell, allen brizee, elizabeth angeli, russell keck, joshua m paiz, michelle campbell,.
The following two sample research papers are typical of the papers that might be submitted in different kinds of courses reading these in english literature this paper, on jane austen's mansfield park and the courtship novel, features examples of how to use notes in mla style, cite a dictionary definition, and more. Mla citation examples based on the mla handbook, 8th edition, 2016 some general rules in-text citations authors titles dates volume and issue numbers page numbers citing a source within a source dois and urls works cited list examples articles academic journals magazines newspapers.
Sample paper & works cited list mla sample paper template this sample paper includes a sample assignment page with example of how to include your student information and a works cited list in mla format it can be used as a template to set up your assignment. The modern language association (mla) style is the most commonly used format for citing research sources in academic writing work cited format mla style formatting demands that a work cited page be included at the end of a research paper before jumping into the specifics of different source type formatting, note. Mla format guide to help you create your mla citations for all sources learn how to cite a website, cite a book, cite a journal and many others.