Works Cited List

Two Types of Citation

Learning Outcome

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Create a works cited list using MLA style.

In MLA Style, there are two components to every citation:

  1. A works cited list entry
  2. An in-text citation

Works Cited List Entry

The works cited list goes at the end of your paper. It contains longer citations that provide enough information to describe and find your source. For example, here is a citation for a book:

Dolmage, Jay Timothy. Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education. U of Michigan P, 2017. JSTOR,

In-text Citation

Whenever you use words or ideas from a source in your text, you need to add an in-text citation. It includes the author last name(s) and the page number (or other location) where the information can be found within the source. For example:

(Dolmage 46)

We will explore each of these citation components, first separately and then together. First, we will discuss the works cited list.


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