Answered By: Bonnie Groshong Last Updated: Jul 17, 2014 Views: 71130
According to the MLA manual:
Works Cited is sometimes referred to as References. The terms mean the same thing. Each is an alphabetical list of works cited, or works to which you have made reference. Works Cited is generally used when citing sources using MLA (Modern Language Association) style, while the title References is used when citing sources using APA (American Psychological Association) style.
Works Cited and Bibliography are not the same. In Works Cited you only list items you have actually referred to and cited in your paper. A Bibliography lists all of the material you have consulted in preparing your essay whether or not you have actually referred to and cited the work.
- Since the Works Cited and Bibliography differ, regarding MLA format, how do you title the last page? "Works Cited" or "Bibliography?" Title it: Other References
- Are you required to include a bibliography in addition to a Works Cited? If not, then end with a Works Cited page. If you have to additionally provide a bibliography, add that after your Works Cited page. Title it: Other References
- To add references you have consulted for your research project, but have not cited in your final work, you can provide a section after Works Cited entitled "Other References".
Bibliography = Works Cited + Other References