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Search for the Unknown Research: Step Three: Works Cited

Basic Rules of Works Cited

  • Begin your Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your research paper. It should have the same one-inch margins and last name, page number header as the rest of your paper.
  • Label the page Works Cited (do not italicize the words Works Cited or put them in quotation marks) and center the words Works Cited at the top of the page.
  • Double space all citations, but do not skip spaces between entries.
  • Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations five spaces so that you create a hanging indent.
  • 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.

from Purdue Owl

Step One: Format Your Paper in MLA

Go to 3:15 for instructions on the Works Cited page.

Step Two: Add Print Sources to the Works Cited Page

Step Three: Add Your Electronic Sources

Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number. Name of

     institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation

     (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.

The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008. Web. 23

     Apr. 2008.

EasyBib: the bibliography maker.

Step Four: Fix Formatting on Works Cited

Go back and watch the video again on setting up your Works Cited page. Make sure you have correctly used the MLA format.