The MLA recommends that writers should “ignore symbols when alphabetizing” (“How”). This includes hashtags. Thus, if an entry begins with a hashtag or another symbol, start alphabetizing with the first letter that appears in the entry. The following provides examples:

Works Cited

@AP. “It’s been four years since the #MeToo movement took over social media. . . .” X, 15 Oct. 2021,

“#MeToo Poll: Many in US More Willing to Call Out Misconduct.” Associated Press, 15 Oct. 2021,

“#MeToo Protest in Amsterdam after Allegations at TV Show.” Associated Press, 29 Jan. 2022,

Work Cited

“How Do I Alphabetize Tweets in My Works-Cited List?” MLA Style Center, 26 Jan. 2018,