An especially helpful tool found in Microsoft Word is the built-in citation manager. This tool will help you to correctly cite sources as well as organize them, ensuring that both in-text and Works Cited page citations match up. To use this valuable tool:
1. Click on the References tab.
2. To change the style to MLA, go to the “Citations & Bibliography” section under the “References” tab. Click the arrow next to style and scroll down until you find MLA.
3. Place the cursor where you want the in-text citation to go.
4. To put in a citation, select “Insert Citation” and then select “Add New Source.”
5. Select your source type and enter in the necessary information.
6. When you are finished, press “Okay,” and the in-text citation will go where your cursor was placed.
7. If the in-text citation requires more than the author’s last name, click on the citation. Click the arrow that pops up next to it, and select “Edit Citation.”
8. Here, you can enter in page numbers.
9. To create a Bibliography or Works Cited Page, add a blank page at the end of your document. Return to the “References” tab and hit the arrow next to bibliography.
10. Select which one you need—Works Cited or Bibliography. All the sources you have put in your paper will be there.
NOTE: Remember to change the font! Ensure that you choose "Works Cited" for MLA format.