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MLA Citation Style & Formatting 8th Edition: Creating a "Works Cited" List

A comprehensive guide to creating citations in MLA style

Creating your Works Cited list

MLA formatted papers have a list of works cited on the last page to provide the reader a guide to the author's in-text citations.

A Works Cited page:

  • Contains the properly formatted MLA citations for all information referenced in the author's paper.
  • Begins on a new page after the last page of the written paper.
  • Has the heading: Works Cited.
  • Lists all citations alphabetically.
  • Is double-spaced throughout, even between citations (no additional space)

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