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Citing Resources APA, MLA & Avoiding Plagiarism: MLA

Links to APA, MLA and Chicago style citation guides and citation makers. Also includes the plagiarism tutorial.

MLA Citation Guides and Generators

Citation Websites
Citation Book
Citation Examples

Formatting MLA Works Cited Page

Formatting Your Works Cited Page

The Works Cited page is a list of the sources you referred to in your paper.

  • Begin the list of works cited on a new page at the end of your research paper.
  • Include your last name and the page number at the upper right corner of the page, continuing the page numbers of the text. 
  • Title the page Works Cited. Center the title 1” from the top of the page.
  • Double-space within and between entries.
  • Place the first line of each entry at the left margin. Additional lines are indented ½ inch. This is called a “hanging indent.”
  • Place entries in alphabetical order by the last name of each author.  If the author’s name is unknown, alphabetize by the title, ignoring any initial AAn or The

Formatting an MLA works cited page.

adapted from Gavilan College Library

Citing Art (MLA)

Art (online access)

Artist’s last name, first name. Title of art work in italics.  Date of art work. Institution where art work is housed (if known), city where        housed if not already named. Database or web site name. Web. Day month year accessed.

Monet, Claude. Meadow with Haystacks at Giverny. 1885. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. ARTstor. Web. 22 Oct. 2004


Warhol, Andy. Dead Stop. 1954. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. The Warhol. Web. 27 Apr. 2016.



Art (in print)

Artist’s last name, first name. Title of art work in italics. Date of art work. Institution where art work is housed (if known), city where        housed if not already named. Title of printed source in italics. By Author of printed source. Place of publication: publisher, date.        Page or plate/figure/slide number. Print.

Cassatt, Mary. Mother and Child . Wichita Art Museum. c.1890. American Painting: 1560-1913 . By John Pearce. New York:            
    McGraw, 1964. Slide 22. Print.



Reading MLA Citations

Why read a citation?

Find more relevant resources.

  • Reading citations in a book or at the end of an article can help you find additional resources related to that topic.  

Verify information.

  • Curious about a statistic or quotation mentioned in the article? Want to know more about a specific incident discussed in the book?  Check the citation associated with it.

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