In an essay using MLA format, how do I list sources on my Works Cited page?


Because there are numerous ways to list sources on a Works Cited page, knowing what kinds of sources you are working with determines the format of that source. Below is a link to the Purdue Online Writing Lab's page entitled "MLA Works Cited Page: Basic Format."

When you open this link, you will see several categories on the left side of the page. By clicking on any of the categories, you will find specific rules for a citation on a Works Cited page.

Let's say, for example, you want to list a journal article on your Works Cited page. Click on the category "MLA Works Cited Page: Periodicals." Once you've opened this page, you can scroll down to the various ways that texts from a periodical can be listed on a Works Cited page. As you scroll down, you will see the section entitled "An Article in a Scholarly Journal" which provides the template for such a citation as well as two examples of this kind of citation.

This has demonstrated one of the many examples of how various sources are listed on a Works Cited page. If you require more help beyond this FAQ, please contact the Academic Success Center by texting, emailing, or submitting a question. 

  • Last Updated May 19, 2023
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