The following pages give you some questions to answer, then let you push a button to get an individual works-cited entry.MLA-Style Bibliography Builder: Create Works Cited Entries by Filling in a Form If you prefer a more narrative explanation, see Purdue OWL’s handouts for how to create a bibliography entry for a book, an article in a periodical (such as a journal or newspaper), or an electronic source (such as an email, web page or a You Tube clip).
Your Name Your Instructor's Name Course Number or Name Date Center the title on the next line. According to the MLA Style Center website, writers should avoid using headings in shorter papers.
If you are writing a longer, research paper, you may want to include headings and subheadings to help organize the sections of your paper.
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(For a resource to help you determine how to cite a specific source, see the MLA Bibliography Builder). The first happens in the body of your paper (the “in-text citation”) and the second happens on a separate page at the end of your paper (see “Works Cited List,” below.)4.1 Citing a Block Quote (more than three lines)4.2 Citing an Inline Quotation When the passage you want to quote is less than three lines long, use inline style.
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Generally avoid numbers and letters to designate heads unless you are working in a discipline where doing so is conventional.
Note that a heading labeled “1” requires a subsequent heading labeled “2,” and a heading labeled “a” requires a subsequent heading labeled “b.” Position In a project that is not professionally designed and published, headings should be flush with the left margin, to avoid confusion with block quotations.
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Centered on the next line, type an informative title that actually informs the reader of your main point (not just “English Paper” or “A Comparison between Hamlet and Macbeth”).