Formatting Tips for the Works Cited List

  • Use a separate page at the end of your paper.
  • Continue the running head on the works cited page. 
  • Center the title, "Works Cited," or "Work Cited" an inch from the top of the page.
  • Double-space between the title and the first source in the list, and for the entire list.
  • No extra spaces should be included between lines. 
  • Use the same font and size as used throughout the rest of the paper.
  • Alphabetize all citations in the list by author's name.  If there is no author, alphabetize by the first word in the title (skip the words 'the'  'an' or 'a'.)
  • Please note punctuation for each part of an entry. Use this guide to check where commas, periods, and other punctuation are used or placed.
  • Use hanging indentation. You can set your word processing program to create it automatically for a group of sources.

Here is a video demonstrating how to format the works cited list:

Sample Works Cited List

Works Cited  

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

     vol. 21, no. 3, 1982, pp.155-161. Business Source Premier, search.ebscohost.com.libdb.dccc.

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

Carbone, Nick, et.al. "Shades Of Facebook." Time, vol. 180, no. 5, 30 July 2012, p. 99.

  EBSCOhost, search-ebscohost-com.libdb.dccc.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=78031417&site=ehost-live&scope=site.

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

     11 Sept.  2015, pp. B1+.  ProQuest, libdb.dccc.edu/login?url=https://www-proquest-com.libdb.dccc.edu/newspapers/online-sports-videos-action-is-off-field/docview/1710882489/se-2?accountid=10459.

“Italy” Philip's Encyclopedia. Philip's, 1st edition, 2008. Credo Reference,

     libdb.dccc.edu/login?url=https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/philipency/italy/0?institutionId=5109.

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,

     www.cnn.com/2015/03/23/health/healthy-school-lunches/. 

United States Department of Labor. "Architects." Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020-21, 2 June 2021,  www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/architects.htm.

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

       2016, www3.epa.gov/climatechange/science/causes.html.

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

2016, www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQp1UsUy2N4.  

Wollstonecraft, Mary. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Edited by Deidre Shauna Lynch, Norton Critical Edition, 3rd ed., W. W. Norton, 2009.