According to the MLA Handbook, you must have the proper MLA works cited page at the end of your research paper, accordingly formatted by using the MLA style guidelines. All entries in this reference list must correspond to all the sources that you have cited in the body of your document.
The MLA works cited page, or reference list, is an alphabetized index of all the sources and references that you have used in writing your research paper. Located at the end of your document, the MLA works cited page gives publication information for each of the sources you have cited in the paper. This list consists of all the resources that you have quoted, summarized, or paraphrased.
You can start writing your reference list on a separate new page at the end of your paper. This page should abide by the MLA style format by having the same one inch margins on all sides and the same page number header as the rest of your research paper. This page must be labeled “Works Cited” (without the quotation marks) and it must be aligned to center at the top of the page.
All citations in the MLA works cited page are structured with hanging indents. You can accomplish this by indenting the second and subsequent lines of your citations five spaces, or by pressing the tab button of your keyboard.
All works cited entries must include the medium in which a work was published, produced, or delivered. The medium usually appears at the end of the entry, capitalized but neither italicized nor in quotation marks. Typical designations for the medium are “Print,” “Web,” “Radio,” “Television,” “CD,” “Audiocassette,” “Film,” “Videocassette,” “DVD,” “Photograph,” “Performance,” “Lecture,” “MP3 file,” and “PDF file.” (See specific items throughout this section.)
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