What is a Works Cited?
Basically, a Works Cited entry gives the COMPLETE reference information from the tiny bit of information you put in your parenthetical documentation (in-text citation). Every paper MUST have a Works Cited, and MUST contain certain information written in a certain format.
Basic Rules from the OWL Purdue:
- 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 (tab) the second and subsequent lines of citations five spaces so that you create a hanging indent (see example below)
- 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.
Works Cited Instructional Video:
Works Cited Example:
If your Works Cited does not look like this--YOU ARE WRONG!