References in MLA style are at the end of the paper on a "Works Cited" page.
The core elements of works cited at the end of the paper are:
Before you cite a web page with no author, double-check that it wasn't created by by institutes, organizations, or government departments. In these cases, the corporation is the author. Use the full, unabbreviated corporation name for both the in-text citation and on the references page.
Below are a few examples of some commonly used MLA style citations. You should have a Works Cited entry for every in-text citation in your paper.
Citing a book:
Eugenides, Jeffrey. The Marriage Plot. Fourth Estate, 2012.
Citing an article from a website:
Nadis, Steve. "Breakthrough to the Stars." Discover, 12 Dec. 2016, discovermagazine.com/2017/janfeb/100-breakthrough-to-the-stars.
Citing an academic journal:
Hooker, Jessica. "The Hen Who Sang: Swordbearing Women in Eastern European Fairytales." Folklore, vol. 101, no. 2, 1990, pp.178-184. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1260321.
Citing a website or article with no author: In MLA, authors are not just individual persons. You may find a source with a corporate author. This could be an association, institution, government agency, or any kind of organization. In these cases, cite the group as the author.
Smithsonian. "Fun Facts for Kids." The National Museum of American History, americanhistory.si.edu/kids/fun-facts-kids.
Sometimes, sources can be tricky. It's common to find a source that doesn't quite fit these rules. If you're unsure about anything, the best course of action is to ask your professor or come see us at the AARC!