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Research Skills & Citation

Please go to VHS Research for tutorials for Works Cited tutorials.  The site is your 24/7 resource for your research needs including MLA formatting, works cited, database use, and research assignments.

General Information
  • The title, Works Cited, is capitalized and centered.
  • All entries are arranged in alphabetical order according to the author's last name, unless there is no author. If there is no author, the entries should be in alphabetical order by what is next in the specific entry.
  • Take note of the following abbreviations: Vol. for Volume, p. for page(s).
  • If you are unable to locate a copyright date for material (generally only when using a pamphlet and possibly a videocassette), use the abbreviation n.d. (no date).
  • Make sure all punctuation is included correctly - every comma, period, quotations marks, etc.

Citation Machine- helpful website for formatting citations

Citation Machine - This service simplifies the process of making a  Works Cited page and provides assistance when compiling citations.  Click on the type of resource you are citing and fill in the blanks.  Choose MLA format, and just copy and paste.

MLA Format Tutorials
(Click on the link (above this line of text), scroll down to Files,
 and choose either Word 2003 or 2007 version)