Unless your instructor asks for them sources not actually cited in the paper should not be given in this list even if you have read them. In most cases the first word will be the authors last name.
As the MLA Handbook notes titles should be alphabetized in works-cited lists letter by letter ignoring any initial A An or The or the equivalent in other languages 115.
How to list mla citations in alphabetical order. Indent each subsequent line five spaces also known as a hanging indent. Double space all citations but do not skip spaces between entries. Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 05 inches to create a hanging indent.
This resource updated to reflect the MLA Handbook 8 th ed offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers in-text citations endnotesfootnotes and the Works Cited page. Alphabetize the list by the first word in the citation. Conways even though this is not alphabetical order.
MLA format Works Cited page contains all sources used in writing the MLA style paper and listed in alphabetical order. If an author serves as an editor or translator put a comma after the hyphens followed by the appropriate abbreviation ed or trans. For multiple works by a same author alphabetize the works book article or other documents by title ignoring A An or The at the beginning.
For each source order the authors as they appear in the source itself. Place one inch margins around the entire document. Descartes Ren é De Sica Vittorio.
Put your list in alphabetical order. Start on a new page and title your list Works Cited. Heres the MLA rule.
List the authors last name followed by a comma followed by the first name and middle name or initial. The letters following the commas are considered only when two or more last names are identical. When there is no author listed for a work you still have to list that work alphabetically in your Works Cited page by using the first significant word of the title.
See the Running Head section below to learn more about the margins of this component. If no author is listed alphabetize by the first word in the title ignoring A An or The at the beginning of a title. Start the first line of each citation at the left margin.
Put the title Works Cited at the beginning of the list. Most word processing programs automatically default to one inch margins. Alphabetize the list by the first word in the citation.
Put your list in alphabetical order. Always list the last name of your author first followed by the first name. Then list in alphabetical order all the sources that you have cited in the paper.
MLA Style Bibliography Characteristics Just as in a References or Works Cited list the works you list in your MLA style bibliography should be in alphabetical order with the authors last name first then a comma then the first name followed by a period. The titles of major works such as books should be italicized. Do not organize the citations by type of source.
MLA Modern Language Association style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. In most cases the first word will be the authors last name. For example a scholar has to list the sources in alphabetical order.
A list of works cited which appears at the end of your paper gives full publishing information for each of the sources you have cited in the paper. Along these lines Works Cited is an orderly list of sources. Only the title should be centered.
Lists the citations for all of the cited sources in alphabetical order according to the last name of the author. Usually an authors name comes first but if there is no author listed for the source you will just use the title of the source. For example this section should include all sources used in in-text references.
Arrange the works-cited list in alphabetical order by whatever comes first in each entry. These rules apply to all types of source including journal articles websites and books. For all entries after the first replace the authors name s with three hyphens followed by a period and alphabetize according to the first significant word in the title.
Other punctuation marks and spaces are ignored. When you alphabetize your works-cited list treat numbers in titles as though they were spelled out. A few things to keep in mind when listing references according to MLA style.
Note though that the article should be retained at the start of the title. Order citations alphabetically by title if you have more than one work by the same author. Ignore the words the a and an in determining the alphabetical order.
Lets say for example you need to alphabetize entries for George Orwells Animal Farm and 1984 along with two entries for lyrics to songs by Radiohead thought to be inspired by Orwells novels 2 2 5 and Optimistic. The only exception is the running head. So should the names of newspapers journals and websites.
For the example of two authors below Naomi Oreskes name is listed first ahead of Erik M. The works cited list is put into alphabetical order by the authors names determined by the letters that come before the commas separating the authors last and first names. Les triplettes de Belleville.
Add the rest of the citation following MLA format for the type of citation it is. The citation entries themselves should be aligned with the left margin. In the page setup settings.
Indent each subsequent line five spaces also known as a hanging indent. Start the first line of each citation at the left margin. List all citations alphabetically by the authors last name.