MLA Style is the format used by the Modern Language Association. Most papers written for classes in the arts and humanities use MLA style; instructors in other disciplines may also prefer MLA format.
Center the title Works Cited at the top of the page. Use double spacing and a hanging indent for entries; list sources in alphabetical order by the authors’ last names; alphabetize unsigned articles by the first word of the title (except for A, An, and The).
Each entry should contain as many of the following elements as are available:
Title of Source and Container
Capitalize the first letter of the first word of a title, and every important word thereafter.
Titles of self-contained works should be written in italics; titles of shorter works contained in a longer work should be placed in quotation marks.
Editors and translators should be named, as well as other significant contributors.
Version and Number
For sources released in more than one edition, include the version; for sources that are part of sequential series, include the volume/issue number.
Publisher and Date of Publication
The publisher of a book or website, if available, should be named, omitting business words like Inc. or Company; if the name of the website is the same as the publisher, use only as the name of the website, and leave the publisher space blank.
Include as much information as is available for the publication date. If no date is available, it is useful to add an access date to the end of the entry.
The location for a book chapter or journal/magazine article is the page range. The location for a website is the URL or DOI.