works cited page
Center the title, “Works Cited” (without quotation marks), at the top of the page. If only one source was consulted, title the page “Work Cited”.
Double space the entire list of sources.
In MLA style, the works-cited page is double spaced, with the same spacing within and between citations.
Note: the MLA citation examples in this tutorial are from MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th Ed.. MLA 8th edition citation examples are coming soon.
Citations beginning with names and those beginning with titles are to be alphabetized together. Numbers in titles are treated as though they have been spelled out. For names, alphabetize based on the letters that come before the comma separating the last name from the first, and disregard any spaces or other punctuation in the last name. For titles, ignore articles such as “a” and “the” (and equivalents in other languages) for alphabetization purposes.
For full guidance, please consult The Chicago Manual of Style Online (access for UNC affiliates via Onyen login).
To list a web site, use the author’s last name if available, followed by the first name, the title of the page in quotation marks, and the copyright date that you should find at the bottom of the page. The date that you accessed the information should follow, and finally the URL or internet address inside angle brackets.
Kuo, Angela. “Books about Mulan.” 1998. 6 July 1998
of Elections, 1968-1988.” Journal of Communication
When writing a research paper in MLA style, you need to list all your sources (cited as indicated in the examples above) in a Works Cited page that goes at the end of the paper.