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MLA Citation Basics

Works Cited Page

The Works Cited Page lists all of the sources that you used in your paper. They are listed in alphabetical order.

The format of the citation depends on what kind of resource it is (book, website, article...) However, all citations give information about the source that allows someone else to find it in a library or on the Internet. This information includes:

  • the author(s)
  • the title of the work
  • publisher
  • date of publication
  • medium of publication (print, Web...)
  • Website URL

In-Text Citations

In-text citations in MLA are called parenthetical citations because they are placed in the body of the text in parentheses   ( ). The basic format is

(Author Last Name Page Number).

Example: (Maynes 103)

The in-text citation directs the reader to the corresponding full citation in the works cited page. 

If there is no author, use a short version of the title instead of an author name. Place the title in quotation marks.




Parts of a Citation

Click the links below for help finding the parts a citation for different types of sources.


Example Works Cited Page

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MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - Joseph Gibaldi; Modern Language Association of America Staff
Call Number: 808 M
ISBN: 1603290249
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
Provides guidance on selecting a topic and conducting research for a research paper; defines plagiarism; covers writing mechanics; and outlines MLA format and documentation style.


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