One major requirement of an MLA research paper is the MLA Works Cited page. The MLA works cited page is a collection of all sources used within a research paper. With this list, readers are able to refer to the original source of information and writers are able to bring credibility to their work.
An MLA works cited page is a list of all sources used within a research paper. Within the text of the paper are parenthetical citations that notate a piece of information came from an outside source. The parenthetical citation is very brief and is often limited to an author’s name. The MLA works cited page provides greater detail for a reader who would like to access that referenced resource.
The MLA works cited page is essentially a list of all of the references used within the work. Every parenthetical citation that is used within a work must also be included in the MLA works cited page of that document. Each works cited entry contains greater detail than the parenthetical citation. These entries include: authors name, form of publication, date of publication, and date of access. With this information provided, the audience is able to access the source of information in order to validate the content or to learn more about the content.
The parenthetical citation is a method used to refer to the works of others within the text of your work. An MLA citation requires the author’s last name and the page from which a quotation or paraphrase was obtained. The full details of the reference must be included in the MLA works cited page located at the end of the document. When a source has multiple authors or when the author is unknown, the format of the MLA citation will change. For this reason, it is very important to refer to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition).