How To Do A Citation Page For A Research Paper

 

Format of the MLA Works Cited Page in MLA 7

Quick facts:

  • The Works Cited list typically appears at the end of a paper.
  • Name the page “Works Cited.” While “Bibliography” and “Literature Cited” are sometimes used, Works Cited is often the most appropriate.
    • An Annotated Bibliography is different than a Works Cited list. An annotated bibliography includes brief summaries and evaluations of the sources. Check out our page on Annotated Bibliographies to learn more.
  • Make the Works Cited page the next consecutive page number. If the last page of your project is page 12, the Works Cited list will be page 13.

Format of the Paper:

  1. Use one-inch margins around the paper. Double-space the entire document.
  2. Place the title of the page (Works Cited) in the center of the page, an inch from the top.
  3. Create a double space between the title (Works Cited) and the first citation.
  4. Each citation should start on the left margin (one inch from the side of the paper).
  5. For longer citations, indent the second and any subsequent lines one half inch from the beginning of the citation. This is called a hanging citation.

Example of a hanging citation:

Kondō, Marie. The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese

             Art of Decluttering and Organizing. New York: Ten Speed,

             2014. Print.

 

Format of Citations:

  1. Place citations in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. If there are two works by the same author, alphabetize by the last name of the second author (if there is one). If there is only the single author, alphabetize by the title of the work.

Two or More Works by the Same Author

If there are two works by the same author, it is not necessary to type out their full name for each citation. Instead, type out the full name in the first citation only. For all subsequent citations, in place of the name, type three hyphens with a period at the end.

 

Example:

 

Sparks, Nicholas. The Notebook. New York: Warner, 1996. Print.

 

—. A Walk to Remember. New York, NY: Warner, 1999.
Print.

 

If the author is listed along with another author, type out the full name of each author, do not use the hyphens and periods.

 

Example:

 

Sparks, Nicholas. The Notebook. New York: Warner, 1996. Print.

 

—. A Walk to Remember. New York, NY: Warner, 1999.
              Print.

 

Sparks, Nicholas, and Micah Sparks. Three Weeks with My Brother.


              New York: Warner, 2004. Print.

 

Two or More Works by the Same Authors:

 

When there are two or more works by multiple authors, use hyphens and periods.

 

Example:

 

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse, and Tom Lichtenheld. Duck! Rabbit! San

             Francisco: Chronicle, 2009. Print.

—. Exclamation Mark.

             New York: Scholastic, 2013. Print.

 

Don’t forget, you can create your MLA citations quickly and easily on EasyBib.

For more information on creating your MLA Works Cited page, check out Writing Commons and Illinois Valley Community College’s website.

Works cited pages would appear at the end of a research paper. Works cited means the same as references but differs from a bibliography. A works cited page is a list of works that you referenced in the body of your paper, whereas a bibliography is a list of all sources you used in your research.  

Format for Work Cited Pages

The formats shown below for works cited pages reflect the MLA (Modern Language Association) style. This style is widely used by schools and colleges, especially in the Humanities departments. The formats shown for reference pages are from the APA (American Psychological Association) which is used for papers within the social sciences.

Works Cited

"Blueprint Lays Out Clear Path for Climate Action." Environmental Defense Fund. Environmental Defense Fund, 8 May 2007. Web. 24 May 2009.

Clinton, Bill. Interview by Andrew C. Revkin. “Clinton on Climate Change.” New York Times. New York Times, May 2007. Web. 25 May 2009.

Dean, Cornelia. "Executive on a Mission: Saving the Planet." New York Times.  New York Times, 22 May 2007. Web. 25 May 2009.

Ebert, Roger. "An Inconvenient Truth." Rev. of An Inconvenient Truth, dir.      Davis Guggenheim. Rogerebert.com. Sun-Times News Group, 2 June 2006. Web. 24 May 2009.

References

Begley, S. (1998, January 19). Aping language. Newsweek 131, 56-58.

Booth, W. (1990, October 29). Monkeying with language: Is chimp using

     words or merely aping handlers? The Washington Post, p. A3.

Eckholm, E. (1985, June 25). Kanzi the chimp: A life in science. The New York

     Times, pp. C1, C3.

Fouts, R. (1997). Next of kin: What chimpanzees taught me about who we

     are. New York: William Morrow.

In the examples of works cited pages, the header should be centered. It should start on a new page, be six spaces from the top, and be numbered consecutively. In other words, if your paper is eight pages long, the Works Cited page will be number nine. The heading needs to have a double space below it. Entries are in alphabetical order, are not numbered, and are flush with the left margin. The second line and subsequent lines need to be indented five spaces and all lines are doubled spaced. 

Entry Format Rules

The examples of works cited pages should help you see how to format your page. Here are some rules for the format of the entries:

  • Italicize the titles of books, magazines, films, etc.
  • Quotation marks go around titles of poems, articles, and short stories.
  • Authors are listed by their last name first.

Following are examples to further explain sources that are not covered by the previous rules. The examples are not double spaced as they would be in your paper.

Two authors: Caper, Charles and Lawrence T. Teamos (1986). How to Camp.

     Philadelphia:  Doubleday.

Three or more authors: Ellis, Doris et.al. (1989) History of Japan. New York:

     Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc..

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Twice-Told Tales. Ed. George Parsons Lathrop.

     Boston: Houghton, 1883. 1 Mar. 2002.

Introduction, Preface,  Foreword, or Afterword: Doctorow, E.L. Introduction.

     Sister Carrie. By Theodore Dreiser. New York: Bantam, 1985. v-xi.  
 
 

One volume of multivolume work: Stowe, Harriet Beecher. "Sojourner Truth,

     the Libyan Sibyl." 1863. The Heath Anthology of American Literature.

     Ed. Paul Lauter et al. Vol. 1. Lexington, Heath, 1994. 2425-33.

Computer Software: Maps 'n' Facts. Computer Software. Broderbund

     Software, 1995.

Poem online: Frost, James. "Strawberries in a Field." Literature Resource

     Center. Alabama Virtual Library. 15 March 2004. 
     .

Encyclopedia on the Internet: "Egypt." Encyclopedia Britannica Online.

     Vers. 97.1.1. Mar. 1997. Encyclopedia Britannica. 29 Feb. 2000.

George Lucas (Director). (1980) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher

     (Performers). The Empire Strikes Back (Motion Picture). United States:

     Twentieth Century Fox.

Unknown (Director). (1990) Civil War Diary. (Videotape). United States: New

     World Entertainment.

Gale Literary Criticism Online (Signed): McCarron, Bill. "Images of War and

     Peace: Parallelism and Antithesis in the Beginning and Ending of Cold

     Mountain." The Mississippi Quarterly. 52.2 (1999): 273. Galegroup.com.

     Alabama Virtual Library. 25 February 2003.

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Works cited pages would appear at the end of a research paper. Works cited means the same as references but differs from a bibliography. A works cited page is a list of works that you referenced in the body of your paper, whereas a bibliography is a list of all sources you used in your research.  
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