Basic Rules for the Works Cited List

An actual Works Cited page is shown below.

  • Use one–inch left and right margins and leave a one–inch margin at the bottom of each page.
  • Put your last name and the page number on each page, one–half inch from the top of your paper and one inch from the right side of your paper. Then double space and continue with your Works Cited list.
  • Double space throughout the entire Works Cited list. Do not single space any line.
  • Begin each citation at the left margin.
  • Indent the second and all subsequent lines in each citation one-half inch from the left margin . This is called a hanging indentation.
  • Alphabetize the entries on your list.
  • If you have two or more works by the same author give the author’s full name for the first citation and use type three hyphens, followed by a period and the title (---) for each additional work by the same author.
  • Use one–inch left and right margins and leave a one–inch margin at the bottom of each page.
  • Put your last name and the page number on each page, one–half inch from the top of your paper and one inch from the right side of your paper. Then double space and continue with your Works Cited list.

Works Cited

“About the Collection.” America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets. Library of Congress, n.d. Web. 19 Aug. 2009.

Berg, Elizabeth. Joy School. New York: Ballantine, 1997. Print.

Calhoun, John C. The Clay Compromise Measures. National Center for Public Policy Research. Web. 19 Aug. 2009.

“Cricket: The Physics of How the Ball Is Bowled.” World of Sports Science. Detroit: Macmillan, 2007. Print.

Duden, Jane. “Building a Healthy Vegetarian Diet.” 2001. Vegetarianism for Teens. Mankato, MN: LifeMatters, 2001. 29-39. Points of View Reference Center. Web. 19 Aug. 2009.

“Introductory Essay.” Shaping the Values of Youth: Sunday School Books in 19th Century America. Michigan State University Libraries, 2008. Web. 19 Aug. 2009.

Kuhn, Laura, and Dennis McIntire. “Henning, Carl Wilhelm.” Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. New York: Schirmer, 2001. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 19 Aug. 2009.

McDonald, Mark. “South Korea Cancels Satellite Launch.” New York Times . New York Times, 19 Aug. 2009. Web. 19 Aug. 2009.

Place, Michael D. “A Time for Reform.” America 17 Aug. 2009: 13-15. Print.

Sarkar, Prabirjit. “Trade Openness and Growth: Is There Any Link?” Journal of Economic Issues 3 (2008): 763. Print.

“What Your Genes Know Affects Them: Should Patient Confidentiality Prevent Disclosure of Genetic Test Results.” American Business Law Journal 3 (2006): 561. eLibrary Curriculum Edition. Web. 19 Aug. 2009.

“Willis Carrier.” Who Made America. PBS, 30 June 2004. Web. 19 Aug. 2009.