MLA Works Cited Page
Basic information for internet-based sources:
This will be the last page of your entire paper and it must
be on a separate sheet from your research paper.
Your last name and page # will be top right-justified.
The title Works Cited will be centered below that.
All sources will be in alphabetical order with hanging
Do not add the URL, only the domain name.
Example: StarTribune.com http://www. startribune.com
The look (note: only use the info available – otherwise leave blank):
Author name (last, first). “Article title”. Web site.com.
Hanging Publishing company, posting date. Web. Date you
indent! accessed material.
MLA In-Text Citation
“In-Text Citation” = citing a source within your paper
Why do I have to do this?
1. You must always cite the sources you use when writing
any sort of paper – especially one where you’ve done
2. Not citing your sources when you give information is
plagiarism. You’ll be lucky to earn anything above an F
if you plagiarize someone’s work!
How do I properly cite sources within the paper? (1)
1. After presenting sourced information, mention the
source in parenthesis () after the quote but before the
sentence’s ending punctuation mark.
2. Use a signal phrase*.
Super boring, but very informative signal phrase video:
MLA In-Text Citation, cont.
How do I properly cite sources within the paper? (2)
Include in the text the first item that appears in
the Works Cited entry that corresponds to the
citation (i.e. author name, article name, website
Example: Skippy Super Chunk peanut butter was
first introduced in 1973 (PeanutButter.com).
If you are writing a signal phrase, only provide
partial URLs such as when the name of the site
includes a domain name, like CNN.com or
Forbes.com instead of writing out
http://www.cnn.com or http://www.forbes.com.