Some hints for creating a list of sources in MLA style

The list of works cited appears at the end of the paper. Begin the list on a new page and number each page, continuing the page numbers of the text. For example, if the text of your research paper ends on page 10, the works-cited list begins on page 11. The page number appears in the upper right-hand corner, half an inch from the top and flush with the right margin. Center the title, Works Cited, an inch from the top of the page. Double-space between the title and the first entry. Begin each entry flush with the left margin; if an entry runs more than one line, indent the subsequent line or lines one-half inch from the left margin. This format is sometimes called hanging indention, and you can set your word processor to create it automatically for a group of paragraphs. Hanging indention makes alphabetical lists easier to use.

In MS Word place your cursor somplace in the entry (or highlight the entire list). From the Format drop-down list choose Paragraph, then Indentation, Special, and Hanging.

Double-space the entire list, both between and within entries. Continue the list on as many pages as necessary.

For more info see the MLA Handbook online.



Author's name page number

Works Cited

Brown, Willy, Personal interview. 4 Nov. 1999.

Du Bois, W. E. B. The Souls of Black Folk. Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co.; [Cambridge]: University Press John Wilson

        and Son, 1903. Web. 28 Mar. 2002.

A Guide for Writing Research Papers Based on Modern Language Association (MLA) Documentation. Humanities

        Dept. and A. C. Banks, Jr. Library, Capital Community College, 31 May 2000. Web. 28 Mar. 2002.

Jones, Jim. How I Created the People’s Temple. San Francisco: People’s Temple Press, 1972. Print.

Munro, Alice. "The Turkey Season." In Another Part of the Forest: An Anthology of Gay Short Fiction. Eds. Alberto

        Manguel and Craig Stephenson. New York: Crown, 1994. 84-111. Print.

Schneider, Pamela. Interview. Seniors: What Keeps Us Going. With Linda Storrow. NPR. WNYC. New York. 11 July


Wharton, Anabel Jane. "Byzantine Art." World Book Online. Americas ed. 2002. World Book. Web. 29 Mar. 2002.

Williams, Larry. "Powerful Urban Drama Builds in Bells’ Tense ‘Ten Indians’." Rev. of Ten Indians, by Madison Smartt Bell.

        Hartford Courant 1 Dec. 1996: G3. Print.

The Wizard of Oz. Dir. Victor Fleming. 1939. MGM/UA Home Video, 1989. DVD.

The Wizard of Oz. Dir. Victor Fleming. Loewe's Inc., 1939. Film.