Preparing the Works Cited Page

General MLA Points to Remember

The Physical Page Format

  • Write and center the phrase "Works Cited" at the top of the page.
  • Alphabetize all entries (skipping articles, "A," "An," and "The."
  • Double-space throughout. Do not skip extra lines between entries!
  • All entries end in a period.
  • Use hanging indents (5 spaces or the tab key).
  • Make sure your name and page number appear in top right corner. Pagination follows the page numbers of the actual paper (the works cited will be the last numbered page(s) of your paper).

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Last Revision: October 27, 2009

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