After the last paragraph in an mla style essay, force the document to begin a new page for the works cited page the works cited page will still have the one- inch margins all the way around and have the heading of last name and page number this page will also be double-spaced throughout with no extra space. How to cite an essay online in mla this is similar to a chapter in a book or anthology cite the author of the essay, the name of the essay, the name of the collection, the editor of the collection, the publication information, and the page number(s) of the essay. The works cited page immediately follows the text of the paper alphabetize by the authors' last names when there is no author but there is an editor, alphabetize by the editor's last name if you don't know the name of an author or editor, alphabetize by the first important word in the title of the work cited center the title. Given in parenthe- ses no page num- ber is available marginal annotations indicate mla-style formatting and effective writing sample mla formatted paper source: diana hacker (boston: bedford/st martin's, 2006) works cited besthoff, len “cell phone use increases risk of accidents, but users willing to take the. When you submit your paper, be sure to keep a secure copy the most common formatting is presented in the sections below: margins text formatting heading and title running head with page numbers placement of the list of works cited tables and illustrations paper and printing corrections and insertions on.
University of california, berkeley essay structure and citation guidelines what comprises a logically constructed essay in general, good essays have a clear, overarching argument that is developed and substantiated in the body of the paper sub- themes need to be related in some way to the main argument and you. This guide is adapted from bedford/st martin's research and documentation online, an excellent resource for citations and formatting in chicago and other styles: http://bcsbedfordstmartinscom/resdoc5e/res5e_ch10_s1-0006html formatting the paper title page: not necessary for shorter papers for theses, include. Titles of other works if you mention titles of other works in your essay, see this page to format them correctly: formatting titles of texts in mla style page numbers number all works cited include a works cited page that lists the works you quote or paraphrase, if your assignment requires that you use sources title page. When your reader sees the in-text citation in your essay, she may decide that the source might be valuable for her own research when she looks at the works cited page, she can easily locate the source (because the works cited page is alphabetized and because she has the in-text citation as her referent) and then can.
A works cited page beginning on a separate page at the end of the paper follow the steps below to format your essay or research paper according to mla whenever you use microsoft word before you begin, however, make sure that you can see the standard and formatting toobars displayed on two rows on your screen. The appendix appears before the works cited list if you have more than one appendix you would name the first appendix appendix a, the second appendix b , etc the appendices should appear in the order that the information is mentioned in your essay each appendix begins on a new page.
Works cited pages would appear at the end of a research paper works cited means the same as references but differs from a bibliography a works cited page is a list of works that you referenced in the body of your paper, whereas a bibliography is a list of all sources you used in your research. The mla format is a writing style established by the modern language association that governs: the paper format punctuation and quotations documentation of sources and works cited it is used for research papers in many classes at richland college, including english, but it is not the only research paper format. Mla style essay formatting: margins, font, line spacing, header, info block, title, indentation, block quote, works cited for a transcript of this video, pl for some reason when i add the page number there is an akward spacing between my last name and the page number how would i fix this.
The entire essay is typed double-spaced, except for footnote citations at the foot of the page title of essay centered, 1” (25 cm) if the source cited has no author stated, use whatever minimal information is needed to identify the work previously cited, eg short title and page number formerly, the latin terms ibid and op. The works cited page is very similar to the rest of the document in terms of formatting begin by creating a page following the last page of the essay in most word processing applications, this is done by entering a page break the works cited page should be double spaced and maintain the same one-inch margins as the.