Does the MLA still recommend the use of hanging indention? I don’t always see hanging indentions on The MLA Style Center.
Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
Hanging indention is still the preferred way to distinguish entries in the list of works cited. In its formatting guidelines and in section 2.7 of the MLA Handbook, the MLA recommends that writers indent the second and subsequent lines of each entry so that readers can spot where the entry begins. However, since it is difficult to render hanging indention on the web, leaving extra space between entries will serve the same purpose.