Creating a Works Cited Page in MLA Style
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Creating a Works Cited Page in MLA Style

Learn how to create a Works Cited page in MLA style, including the necessary information and formatting. This quiz covers the basics of creating a Works Cited page for an essay or research paper.

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What is the purpose of a Works Cited page in an MLA-style essay?

To list all references cited by the writer in the essay

What is required if an author has borrowed words or ideas from outside sources?

An in-text citation and a Works Cited page

What is included in a Works Cited page?

Titles, names of authors, date, and city of each source's publication

What is the difference between a Works Cited page and a bibliography?

<p>A Works Cited page is used in MLA style, while a bibliography is used in Chicago style</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why must a writer cite the original source of a paragraph even if they change a few words?

<p>Because the writer is using the original author's ideas</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of in-text citations in an MLA-style essay?

<p>To credit the original authors of the sources cited</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main difference between MLA style and other citation styles?

<p>The name of the list of references</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main difference between a Works Cited page and a bibliography?

<p>A Works Cited page includes only sources cited in the paper, while a bibliography includes all sources referenced.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of creating an in-text citation?

<p>To give the reader a brief synopsis of where the information was found.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the consequence of failing to properly cite sources in an essay?

<p>Committing plagiarism, which can lead to negative consequences such as failing an assignment, failing a class, losing one's job, and in some cases, legal action.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the correct formatting for a Works Cited page in MLA style?

<p>The title is centered at the top of the page, with one-inch margins, and double spacing.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What information should be included in a Works Cited entry for a print book?

<p>Author's name, title, location, company, and year of publication.</p> Signup and view all the answers

How should the author's name be written in a Works Cited entry?

<p>Last name, then first name, followed by a comma, and then a period.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of reverse indentation in a Works Cited entry?

<p>To distinguish the first line of the entry from the rest of the lines.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why do Works Cited entries for different types of sources have different formats?

<p>Because the sources are in different formats, such as books, websites, and images.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Creating a Works Cited Page

  • A Works Cited page is a list of all references cited by a writer in an MLA-style essay.
  • It contains the titles, names of authors, dates, and cities of each source's publication.

Importance of a Works Cited Page

  • A Works Cited page is required if an author has borrowed words or ideas from outside sources.
  • It gives proper credit to the original authors and helps avoid plagiarism.

Differences between a Works Cited Page and a Bibliography

  • A Works Cited page lists only sources cited in the paper.
  • A bibliography lists all sources used in the research process, including those not cited in the paper.

Avoiding Plagiarism

  • To avoid plagiarism, a writer must create an in-text citation and a Works Cited page.
  • Plagiarism can have negative consequences, including failing an assignment, failing a class, losing a job, or facing legal action.

MLA Style Guidelines for a Works Cited Page

  • A Works Cited page must begin on a new page at the end of the essay.
  • The title "Works Cited" is centered at the top of the page.
  • The page has consistent font style and size, one-inch page margins, and a page header with the writer's last name and page number.
  • The page is double-spaced, with reverse indentation (0.5 inches) for each entry.

Presenting Entries on a Works Cited Page

  • Entries include information about the title, author, location, company, and year of publication.
  • Entries are alphabetized by source author's last name.
  • The source title is italicized, and each entry has a specific formatting guideline.

Examples of Works Cited Entries

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