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Citation Guide- MLA: FINALLY...Check your Citations carefully!!

Essential information to become a successful "citer"

MLA End-of-Paper Checklist

In-Text Citations

  • Have you given credit to other sources when you’ve quoted and/or paraphrased throughout your paper?
  • Are the in-text citations properly constructed according to MLA style?
  • Does every in-text citation have a complete, matching citation in your Works Cited List?

Works Cited List

  • Does it say Works Cited at the top of your page, centered, and without bolding or underlining?
  • Is the Works Cited page double spaced?
  • Are the citations in alphabetical order by the first word/name of each citation?
  • Are the citations properly constructed according to MLA style?
  • Is the second line, of any citations longer than one line, indented half an inch? This is called a “hanging indent” in your paragraph settings.
  • Does each citation in the Works Cited list have a matching in-text citation in your assignment?

Overall Paper Presentation

  • Is your paper double spaced?
  • Is your paper in a clear & readable size 12 font?
  • Did you create a header at the top right of each page with the page number?