CREATING A WORKS CITED

MLA 8TH EDITION

What to look for when creating a Works Cited page.

Element

Author.

"Title of Source."

Title of Container,

Other Contributors,

Verison,

Number,

Publisher,

Date Published,

Location.

Definition

Person or persons responsible for creating the sources

Title of article, webpage, or chapter information is read from.

Title of textbook, website, or magazine where source was found.

Other people listed as helping to create the source: illustrators, directors, editors

Source specifies what edition it is.

What issue or volume the sources is a part of.

Company responsible for producing a source.

When source was published, posted, or last updated.

Where the source can be loacted within its container.

Example

Smith, John.

"Washington Crossing the Delware,"

World Book,

Illistrated by David Shannon,

8th Edition

vol. 8

Scholastic Inc,

14 Oct. 2016,

pp. 55

http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/george-washington

WORKS CITED FORMATTING

  • Font: Times New Roman

  • Size: 12pt

  • Center align title: Works Cited

  • Left align each source citation

  • Indent any lines after the first of each source

  • Keep sources in alphabetical order by first word

EXAMPLE WORKS CITED PAGE

EXAMPLE WORKS CITED PAGE