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MLA Style for Writing: Works Cited

This guide will cover MLA format for papers.

MLA Core Elements

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Example of a book citation:

Morrison, Toni. Home. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012, pp.43-47.


Example of an ebook citation:

Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Broadway Books, 2010. EBSCOhost. url=


Example of an article from an online database citation:

Amaral, Genevieve. "Edgar Allan Poe's Fear of Texts." The Comparatist, vol. 35, May 2011, pp. 27-238. Explora,


Example of a website citation:

The Pulitzer Prizes. Columbia University, 2016, Accessed 24 Oct. 2016.

Helpful Resources

End-of-Paper Checklist

Finished your assignment? Use this checklist to be sure you haven't missed any information needed for MLA style.

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