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MLA Works Cited

  • The key to avoiding plagiarism is to make sure you give credit to your research sources. This may be credit for something somebody said, wrote, emailed, drew, or implied. If you had to find it because you did not already know it, you must cite it.
  • Citations will follow MLA 9th edition formatting. Consider using Noodle Tools to create your Works Cited.
  • If you have questions before it's due, please ask.

MLA Citations

MLA 9th Edition Update Information

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Citing (Internet Archive Wayback Machine)

If you are using to access an older version of a website, you need to cite both the original website and (two containers). In this example, you can see that I cited the title of the website in italics (Square Enix) and

"Businesses." Square Enix, 29 Mar. 2019., Accessed 18 Dec. 2019.

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Citing a YouTube Video (2:44)

Creating a Project (1:39)

Citing a Database (2:06)

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Citing the Declaration of Independence & Constitution

According to the Georgetown University Library, it is not necessary to cite the Declaration of Independence of the Constitution in your Works Cited/Annotated Bibliography because they are such well known works. However, you must cite them in your text. 

Here's how the Georgetown University Library recommends citing these documents in-text:

Declaration of Independence

The first time you mention the Declaration of Independence in your text, add the institution author (U.S.) and date (1776) in parentheses.

Example: The Declaration of Independence states that the government's "just power" is derived "from the consent of the governed." (U.S. 1776)

After you have done that once in your text, you don't need to include (U.S. 1776) again. 

U.S. Constitution

When you are citing the U.S. Constitution, if you are referring to a particular section of the document you should mention the specific article, section, and clause in your text. Georgetown University Library recommends choosing one of two ways to do this.

Example 1: The Constitution of the United States, Article 1 (sec. 7, cl. 1) dictates that all revenue bills must originate in the House of Representatives.

Example 2: The U.S. Constitution (art. 1, sec. 7, cl. 1) dictates that all revenue bills must originate in the House of Representatives.