The Works Cited Page A Works Cited page is a list of all of your ...

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The Works Cited Page
A Works Cited page is a list of all of your sources. You will put any source that you
summarized, paraphrased, or quoted information from into the Works Cited page. It
needs to be in MLA format, and it needs to be alphabetized by the last names of each
source’s author. If you don’t know the name of the author, use the book or article title to
alphabetize that specific resource.
Remember that your reader should be able to easily read your in-text citation, and then
locate the source on your Works Cited page. This means that if you use the last name of
an author in the in-text citation, you will list that last name alphabetically on your Works
Cited page.
Each different type of source gets written down differently in your Works Cited page.
For example, a book citation is written differently from an article citation as the examples
below illustrate. While you’re doing your research, make sure you write down all of the
information you are going to need. You’ll notice that there are specific formatting
requirements for the use of punctuation on a Works Cited page. Those requirements
differ with each specific format followed (MLA, APA, and so on). Make sure you follow
the examples exactly as shown below. (They are in MLA format.) Notice, for example,
that when one citation goes past the first line, the second line is indented five spaces.
Also, the entries are double-spaced. For each of the following, the format is identified
and followed by an example. Here are some of the common MLA formats that appear on
a Works Cited page:
Books: Author. Title. Publication City: Publisher, Publication date.

Rowling, J.K., Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. New York: Scholastic,

1997.
Monthly magazines: Author. “Title of article.” Name of magazine Month Date:

Pages Lemley, Brad. “Space Elevator Going Up.” Discover July 2004:

33-38.
Internet: Name of the website. Date you accessed the website Web address.

VH1.com : Ashanti: Biography 9 July 2005
<http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/ashanti/bio.jhtml>

Here is an example of the actual Works Cited page using the sources above:

Works Cited

Lemley, Brad. “Space Elevator Going Up.” Discover July 2004: 33-38.

Rowling, J.K., Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. New York: Scholastic,

1997.
VH1.com : Ashanti: Biography 9 July 2005

http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/ashanti/bio.jhtml


Notice that the page is double-spaced between and among entries. There are also two
spaces between the centered title “Works Cited” and the entries themselves. If an entry
takes up more than one line, indent the second line five spaces.