This resource, updated to reflect the mla handbook (8 th ed), offers examples for the general format of mla research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the works cited page according to mla style, you must have a works cited page at the end of your research paper. The first page of the works cited list should have the title works cited, not bibliography the works cited title should appear in the same manner as the paper's title: capitalized and centered—not bolded, within quotation marks, italicized, underlined, or in a larger font. Type works cited (do not underline, boldface, italicize, or enclose the title in quotation marks) press the enter key once to begin a new line click on the align left icon so that the text is aligned left. Formatting the references page your references page should be a separate page after the final page of your paper, and any endnotes center the word references at the top of the page, in plain text -- not boldfaced, italicized or underlined.
All sources cited in the body of a research paper using the modern language association style need an entry on the works cited page the section provides bibliographical information about the sources beyond the author's name, which typically appears within in the text, so that readers can find the sources and verify your information. How to create a bibliography or works cited page in word if you need to write a research paper, chances are you'll also be required to include a bibliography or you might be asked to include a works cited page or a list of references. An mla works cited page displays the sources which were consulted and included in a project when students and scholars create a research paper or another type of project, they seek out information in books, websites, journal articles, and many other types of sources.
Sources and the works cited list 1 on the home tab, in the paragraph group, click line & paragraph spacing this section describes how to use ms-word to format the works cited list in mla style check formatting your mla-style paper in microsoft office word. This video steps through formatting an mla-style works cited list in microsoft word 2010, including double-spacing paragraphs, centering a title paragraph, setting hanging indent paragraph format. Mla format citation generator – formatting becomes simple of a page from which the phrase is taken and include full information about this source that should appear in your “works cited” page this page is the last page of your work.
Works cited page formatting • this is a separate page at the end of your paper each citation in the text must be listed on the works cited page each listing on the works cited page must appear in the text • the title of the page should be centered and labeled works cited. Center the title, works cited, at the top of the page double space the entire list of sources use hanging indention for each entry begin each entry flush with the left margin indent all subsequent lines one-half inch. Currently, microsoft office word 2007 gives people the chance to automatically generate their own work cited page or bibliography this helps with in-text citations and the work-cited page if it is an assignment that needs to have correct, updated format, you should double check it. Formatting a research paper center the title, works cited, an inch from the top of the page (if the list contains only one entry, make the heading work cited) double-space between the title and the first entry this format is sometimes called hanging indention, and you can set your writing program to create it automatically for a. If the work is cited on the web only, then provide the name of the artist, the title of the work, the medium of the work, and then follow the citation format for a website if the work is posted via a username, use that username for the author.
The bibliography automatically adapts to the style guide you choose in the style dropdown, and you can set the title to bibliography, references, or works cited. The works cited section of your paper should list all the works that you have cited in your text other names for such a listing are bibliography (literally, description of books. Download a pdf guide to chicago/turabian documentation, or use the links below formatting your bibliography (other than as the secondary source of zukofsky), you should also include costello in your list of works cited] bibliography entry: book 1 author, first edition nadler, steven.
Creating an mla works cited page in ms word 2007 / 2010 mla requires a specific format for the works cited page: the document is double spaced the paragraphs use a hanging indentation (the 1 st line goes to the edge of the margin and each. Follow this how-to when you are ready to work on your works cited page the works cited page has the following characteristics: a heading “works cited” centered one inch below the top edge of a new page. Council of science editors (cse) documentation overview citation-sequence and citation-name in-text references cite a work cited by your source (secondary citation) format your end references authors' first names are rendered as capitals after their surnames.
This apa citation guide, revised according to the 6th edition of the apa manual, provides the general format for in-text citations and the reference page for more information, please consult the publication manual of the american psychological association, (6th ed. Formatting your mla format works cited: page format: use the heading “works cited” centered one inch below the top edge of a new page do not bold or underline this heading page number: begin the list on a new page and number each page, continuing the page numbers of the research paper for example, if the text of your research paper ends. Placement according to mla style guidelines, the works cited page should appear after the body of your paper and any accompanying endnotes it should begin on a new page, and the pagination should continue from the body of the paper. Submitting a list of works cited or references at the end of an academic text is a critical step in demonstrating your credibility on the subject it can be frustrating to complete that component of your work, only to learn that you did not format the information correctly.