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Time for some notes!. Woo-hoo!. Works Cited Format. Sample Works Cited Page. Some Examples of Works Cited. Library Database Byatt, A. S. “Dizzy Days.” The New Yorker 12. 5 (1996): 25-27. Student Resource Center-Gold. Web. 28 Oct. 2010. Web page

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Time for some notes!


Works Cited Format

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Some Examples of Works Cited

  • Library Database

    Byatt, A. S. “Dizzy Days.” The New Yorker 12. 5 (1996): 25-27. Student Resource Center-Gold. Web. 28 Oct. 2010.

  • Web page

    Poland, Dave. “The Hot Button.” Roughcut. 26 Oct.1998. Turner Network Television. Web. 28 Oct.2010.

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Works Cited Format

  • Begin your Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your paper.

  • It should have the same one-inch margins and running header (last name & page number in the top right-hand corner) as the rest of your paper.



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Formatting the Header

  • Microsoft 2003:

    • View

    • Header and Footer

    • Align Right (far right of page)

    • Type last name

    • Click on “Insert Page Number”

  • Microsoft 2007:

    • Insert

    • Header (select Blank)

    • Page # (top of page) – then type last name

    • Home – Align right

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Works Cited Format

  • Font

    • Times New Roman

    • 12 point

  • Title

    • Title the page Works Cited (do not underline the words Works Cited or put them in quotation marks) and center the words Works Cited at the top of the page.

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Works Cited Format

  • MLA Format

  • Double Spaced

    • Microsoft 2003:

      • Format

      • Paragraph

      • Indents and Spacing Tab

      • Line Spacing (select Double)

    • Microsoft 2007:

      • Home

      • Paragraph

        • Line Spacing: Double

        • Check the “don’t add space

          between paragraphs of the same style” box

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Works Cited Format

  • Use a “hanging indent” for each entry

    • First line on left margin, second line indented one tab.

      Byatt, A. S. Babel Tower. New York: Random House, 1996. Print.

* You may need to backspace then hit “enter” so that you can tab the second line without it automatically tabbing the first line.

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Works Cited Format

  • List page numbers of sources efficiently, when needed.

  • If you refer to a journal article that appeared on pages 225 through 250, list the page numbers on your Works Cited page as 225-50.

    Klein, Joe. “Dizzy Days.” The New Yorker 5 October 1998: 40-45. Print.

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Works Cited Format

  • Entries are listed in Alphabetical Order

    • Listed by first word of the entry (not including articles such as: A, An, The)

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Works Cited Format

  • If you're citing an article or a publication that was originally issued in print form, but you retrieved from an online database, you should provide enough information so that the reader can locate the article either in its original print form or retrieve it from the online database (if they have access).

  • Poland, Dave. “The Hot Button.” Roughcut. 26 Oct. 1998. Turner Network Television. Web. 28 Oct. 1998.

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Capitalization and Punctuation

  • Capitalize each word in the titles of articles, books, etc, but do not capitalize articles, short prepositions, or conjunctions unless one is the first word of the title or subtitle: Gone with the Wind, The Art of War, There Is Nothing Left to Lose

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Capitalization and Punctuation

  • Use italics for titles of larger works (books, magazines) and quotation marks for titles of shorter works (poems, articles)

  • Miller, J. Hillis. Charles Dickens: The World and His Novels.

    • Bloomington: U of Indiana P, 1958. Print.

    • OR

Miller, J. Hillis. “Early Life.” Charles Dickens: The World

and His Novels. Bloomington: U of Indiana P, 1958.

195-210. Print.

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Capitalization and Punctuation

  • Use a period to separate each piece of information

Dickens, Charles.Bleak House. 1852-1853. New

York: Penguin,1985. Print.

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Things to Remember:

  • Works Cited needs to be in alphabetical order by the first letter of each entry.

  • Double-space EVERYTHING (no extra spaces between entries)

  • Use Hanging Indent

  • “Titles of Articles” are in quotation marks.

  • Titles of Sources (Websites, Journals, Magazines, Books) are in italics


  • There should be two dates (copyright date & date you accessed)

  • End information with a period.

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Works Cited

Purdue OWL. "MLA Formatting and Style Guide." The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab. 10 May 2008. Web. 15 Nov. 2008.