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MLA Boot Camp: Core Elements - Works-Cited List

MLA Boot Camp

Core Elements of an MLA Works-cited Reference

Rules to Remember

  • Place a period (.) after Author, Title of Source, and Location. If you do not have a location for your citation, place the period after the last element in your citation.
  • Place a comma (,) after Title of Container, Other Contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication Date, Location. 
  • Title of Source appears within quotations, e.g., "Title of Source."
  • Title of Container is italicized, e.g., Title of Container.


Author. "Title of Source." Title of ContainerOther Contributors,

Version, Number, Publisher, Publication Date, Location. Title of ContainerOther Contributors,Version, Number, Publisher, Publication Date, 


NOTE: You do not have to color code your references. This is for demonstrative purposes only. 

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