Formatting Tips and Sample Works Cited Page


Create your Works Cited list on a separate page at the end of your paper.. The Works Cited list contains the same running head as the main text and the page numbering in the running head continues uninterrupted throughout.   

Center the titleWorks Cited, an inch from the top of the page. If the list contains only one source, make the heading Work Cited

Double-space between the title and the first source in the list.

Double-space the entire list. Continue it on as many pages as necessary. 

Alphabetize all citations in the list by author.  If there is no author, alphabetize by the first word in the title (skip the words 'the'  'an' or 'a'.)

 Begin each source entry flush with the left margin; if it runs more than one line, indent the subsequent line or lines half an inch from the left margin. This format is called hanging indentionand you can set your word processing program to create it automatically for a group of paragraphs.  If you don't know how to do a hanging indent, try one of these quick video sites:

See below for how to do hanging indents in both Google docs and MS Word.

Works Cited  

Anderson, Lee F. "Why Should American Education Be Globalized?” Theory Into Practice,

     vol. 21, no. 3, 1982, p.155. Business Source Premier,

     edu/ login.aspx?direct=true&db=buh&AN=5200471&site=eds-live. Accessed

     5 May 2016

Carbone, Nick, "Shades Of Facebook." Time, vol. 180, no. 5, 7 Sept. 2012, p. 99.

   Academic Search Premier,

     =aph& AN=78031417&site=eds-live. Accessed 12 Aug. 2016.

Dougherty, Conor. "For Online Sports Videos, the Action Is Off the Field." New York Times,

     11 Sept.  2015, p. B1+.  Newspaper Source,

      /login.aspx?direct=true&db= nfh&AN=109367093&site=ehost-live. Accessed 7 Oct. 2016

“Germany.” CIA World Factbook. Washington: CIA, 2012. Credo Reference,

     8113-11e6-aa72-0aea1e3b2a47&result=0. Accessed 2 Sept. 2016.

Moore, Michael G., and Greg Kearsley. Distant Education: A Systems View. Thompson

      Wadsworth, 2005.

Tinker, Ben. “How to Make Better School Lunches.” CNN.  Turner Broadcasting, 23 Apr. 2015, Accessed 1 Oct. 2016.

United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Architects." Occupational Outlook Handbook, 

2016-17 ed., 17 December 2015,

 Accessed 7 Dec. 2016.    

United States Environmental Protection Agency. “The Causes of Climate Change.” Climate Change, 9 Aug.

       2016, Accessed 1 Oct. 2016.

“Unlucky Hedgehog Rescued From a Drain.” YouTube, uploaded by Wildlife Aid.13 Sept.

2016,  Accessed 3 Oct. 2016.

Works Cited Video