MLA Works Cited Guides


The Modern Language Association requires papers written in MLA Style to include a Works Cited page. This page lists all of the sources cited in a work and ensures that readers can find them if they want to follow up on your research or do their own work on the topic. This also ensures that all of the people and organizations involved in producing the various sources used for a project get credit for their work. Thus, a Works Cited page includes information on authors, publishers, editors, and other groups involved in the research that made your own paper possible.

Here are three guides to formatting and writing Works Cited pages in MLA style. Look through them, decide which one works best for you, and keep the link handy for future papers:

Excelsior University Online Writing Lab:

Purdue University Online Writing Lab:

MLA Official Website:


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