Citation Guide

Creating a Works Cited Page at the End of the Paper

MLA Works Cited Page

  • This is a separate page at the end of your paper. Each citation in the text must be listed on the Works Cited page; each listing on the Works Cited page must appear in the text.
  • The title of the page should be centered and labeled Works Cited.
  • All text is double-spaced, just like the rest of the paper.
  • List the citations alphabetically by author.
  • Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inch to create a hanging indent.
    • To do this, highlight the citation and type CTRL-T.  
    • Or
    • Go to the paragraph section in Word. Click the arrow in the bottom right hand corner. This opens a box: under “special”, click on “hanging”.  Paragraph
    • Hanging Indent

Sample MLA Works Cited Page

Works Cited

Barlow, David H., and Katherine Ann Kennedy. "New Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment in Anxiety and Related  

Emotional Disorders: A Focus on Temperament." Canadian Psychology, vol. 57, no. 1, 2016, pp. 8-20.                  


“Basics about Diabetes.” Diabetes Home. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 31 Mar. 2015,

Bradley, Heather. Design Funny: A Graphic Designer's Guide to Humor. 1st ed., HOW Books, 2015.

Curthoys, Ann. “The Magic of History: Harry Potter and Historical Consciousness.” Agora, vol. 49, no. 4, 2014, pp. 23-31.



Grazer, Brian, and Charles Fishman. A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. Simon & Schuster, 2015.

Hallett, Vicky. "Prancercise, a Celebration of Self-Expression." The Washington Post, 18 Sept. 2013.



Kang-Brown, Jason, et al. "Zero-Tolerance Policies Do Not Make Schools Safer." School Safety, edited by Noah

Berlatsky, Greenhaven Press, 2016, pp. 50-52.

Klausen, Jytte. The Cartoons That Shook the World. e-book, Yale University Press, 2009.