how to write an essay
 

Step 9b: Works Cited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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author article title name of website date of publication date you found the article URL -- make sure it's accurate date you found the article author's name title of email this indicates the type of source date of email author's name post title indicates type of source date of post name of listserv archives date you found it URL author's name article title indicates type of source date posted name of archives date you found it email address of listserv author's name article title journal name volume and issue year of publication number of paragraphs date you found it URL author's name book title place of publication: press, year published URL URL author's name book title place of publication: publisher, year published author's name book title editor of book place of publication publisher year published author's name article title journal title journal title issue or volume year page numbers of article author's name article title magazine date of publication page numbers author' s name article title name of encyclopedia edition of encyclopedia year encyclopedia was published name of word dictionary name dictionary edition year published name of author of article article title (within the anthology) name of anthology "Ed." stands for "editor" name of editor of the anthology place of publication press who published it year it was published page numbers author's name article title source in which the article was published date of publication page numbers name of subscription database Host of this database (not many subscription databases have additional hosts) name of library subscribing to this database date you found it on this database public link to the database author's name article title journal name date of publication pages article is found on name of database name of library subscribing to this database date you found it on this database date you found it on this database public URL to this database author's name article title source in which article appeared date of publication date of publication page number of article name of subscription database host name of subscription database library subscribing to this database library subscribing to this database date you found it URL author's name article name database in which article appears volume and issue number year of publication library subscribing to this database date you found it URL for public access URL for public access

 

 

 

Works Cited Page Format

A Works Cited page, in conformity with MLA Style, must have the following characteristics:

  • The Works Cited page should appear on its own page.
  • There should only be one double space between each entry.
  • Entries themselves should only be double spaced.
  • The second and third lines of each entry should be indented five spaces (a "hanging indent").
  • The margins should be one inch on each side.
  • The font should be 12 point Times New Roman.
  • Long URL's can be broken with a space
  • The title Works Cited should not not emboldened, underlined, or italicized.
  • Your header should appear in the upper-right-hand corner of the page

*Make sure you understand the difference between a Works Cited page and a bibliography. A Works Cited page contains only those works you actually used in your essay. A bibliography, on the other hand, contains a long list of works you read or consulted while writring about this topic, but not all which you necessarily used. In MLA Style, you should create a Works Cited page, not a bibliography.

 

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Tom Johnson. tjohnson@aucegypt.edu. Last updated May 2004.