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MLA Documentation Style for “Works Cited”

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At the end of your paper, you must provide an alphabetical listing of all the works you have cited in your paper. This requirement includes both work you have actually quoted and work you have summarized or paraphrased. The information is arranged alphabetically according to the author's last name or (when there is no author identified) by title.

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For complete explanations, refer to the "MLA Handbook":

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: Modern Lang. Assn., 2008. Print.

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NOTE: Numbers in sections of this document refer to MLA Handbook rule numbers.

Compiled by Kaywan Chan, Francine Egger-Sider, Tom Fink, Louise Fluk, Clementine Lewis, Elizabeth Namei, Steve Ovadia, Betty Schlissel, Marie Cimino Spina
Last updated: January 2013

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