MLA format refers to the guidelines put out by the Modern Language Association concerning citing sources and bibliographic information in a paper. MLA is used most frequently in humanities disciplines, such as English, Philosophy, and the like. MLA format has guidelines for citations, formatting, bibliographic information, and paper layout.
The list of all bibliographic sources used in your paper should be listed on the “Works Cited” page. It should be the last page of your paper and should be on a separate page. It should be entitled “Works Cited,” centered on the page, no quotes around it, and not written in italics.
The way you format each bibliographic entry will depend on what kind of source it is. Articles are formatted differently than books, for instance. However, to cite a book written by one author, such as To Kill a Mockingbird, the entry would look like this:
Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year Published. Medium of Publication (such as Print).
So, from this example, you can see that each entry will also depend upon the edition of the book you have.
My personal copy of To Kill a Mockingbird would be entered on the “Works Cited” page like this:
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York: Harper Collins, 1960. Print.