Citation Guide

Creating a Works Cited Page at the End of the Paper

This is a separate page at the end of your paper. Each citation in the text must be listed on the Works Cited page; each listing on the Works Cited page must appear in the text.

  • The title of the page should be centered and labeled Works Cited

  • List the citations alphabetically by author. If no author is listed, start with the title of the article, book or web resource

  • All text is double-spaced, just like the rest of the paper.

  • Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inch to create a hanging indent.

    • To do this, highlight the citation and type CTRL-T.  

    • OR Go to the Paragraph ribbon in Word. Click the arrow in the bottom right hand corner. This opens a box: under “special”, click on “hanging”.  

Paragraph ribbon   Hanging Indent

Sample MLA Works Cited Page

Works Cited

Barlow, David H., and Katherine Ann Kennedy. "New Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment in Anxiety and Related Emotional Disorders: A Focus on Temperament." Canadian Psychology, vol. 57, no. 1, 2016, pp. 8-20. ProQuest, dx.doi.org/10.1037/cap0000039.

“Basics about Diabetes.” Diabetes Home. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 31 Mar. 2015, www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.html.

Bradley, Heather. Design Funny: A Graphic Designer's Guide to Humor. 1st ed., HOW Books, 2015.

Curthoys, Ann. “The Magic of History: Harry Potter and Historical Consciousness.” Agora, vol. 49, no. 4, 2014, pp. 23-31. EbscoHost, ezproxy.nwtc.edu:2048/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=102630773&site=eds-live&scope=site.

Grazer, Brian, and Charles Fishman. A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. Simon & Schuster, 2015.

Hallett, Vicky. "Prancercise, a Celebration of Self-Expression." The Washington Post, 18 Sept. 2013. EbscoHost, ezproxy.nwtc.edu:2048/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsgov&AN=edsgcl.343280158&site=eds-live&scope=site.

Kang-Brown, Jason, et al. "Zero-Tolerance Policies Do Not Make Schools Safer." School Safety, edited by Noah Berlatsky, Greenhaven Press, 2016, pp. 50-52.

Klausen, Jytte. The Cartoons That Shook the World. e-book, Yale University Press, 2009.