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MLA Style 8th Edition: Works Cited Page

WCCC's Guide to MLA Style

MLA 8 Works Cited Page

MLA Works Cited Page

When writing an MLA paper using citations, you use two types of citations: 

  1. in-text (or parenthetical) citation
  2. Works Cited citation. 

These citations are directly linked.  Any in-text citation should reflect a citation in your Works Cited page at the end of your MLA paper. The Works Cited page includes the full citation for the resources used within the paper.  

A Works Cited page should:

  • be on its own page at the end of your paper (use the Page Break feature in Word to do this; you do not need to create a separate document)

  • have the words Works Cited at the top, centered (not in bold or italics)

  • be formatted like the rest of the paper (margins, font, header, etc.)

  • include hanging indents for the second line of each entry

  • be in alphabetical order (A to Z)


It should look like this:



To see how to create the citations for various types of sources, please see the 

WCCC MLA Citation Guide

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