To build a works-cited-list entry, enter the elements present in your source into the template. You must include any necessary punctuation, capitalization, and italics. The entry will appear under “Your Citation,” color-coded to correspond to the template.

The template is a tool for teaching and learning MLA style, not a citation generator. To verify that your entry is correct, consult the MLA Handbook.

You can also download the template as a PDF. (Note that italics and other formatting are not available.)

To learn more about the template, read our works-cited quick guide and optional-elements primer.