MLA Works Cited Page: Basic Format
- Begin your Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your research paper. It should have the same one-inch margins and last name, page number header as the rest of your paper.
- Label the page Works Cited (do not italicize the words Works Cited or put them in quotation marks) and center the words Works Cited at the top of the page.
- Double space all citations, but do not skip spaces between entries.
- All entries on your Works Cited page must be listed alphabetically by the first component.
- Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.
- If you refer to a journal article that appeared on pages 225 through 250, list them as 225-50.
- The URL should be used by deleting http:// or https://.
- Accessed date is optional.
Abbreviations Commonly Used
Placeholders for unknown information like n.d. (“no date”) are no longer used. If facts missing from a work are available in a reliable external resource, they are cited in square brackets (2.6.1). Otherwise, they are simply omitted.
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