Works Cited

Works Cited Page

The Works Cited Page page, is a listing of all the print and media materials used in writing a paper.  Write or type the words “Works Cited” centered one inch from the top of the page.  Skip a line. Then list your sources in alphabetical order by author’s last name.  Use the reverse indentation system with the first line of the entry against the right hand margin, and the following lines of the entry indented five spaces.

When no author is given, alphabetize by the first word of the title. If the first word is a, and, or the, alphabetize the second word.

Key points:

  1. Alphabetize sources by last name of the author. Where there is no author, list by the first word of the work’s title.
  2. Use the reverse indentation system.
  3. Put the author’s last name first.
  4. Write any co-authors’ first names first.
  5. Underline book, magazine, newspaper, websites, & film titles. (Italicize when typing)
  6. Put “quotation marks” around titles of articles, short stories, individual pages on a website, & poems.
  7. Abbreviate the names of publishers.
  8. Put a period at the end of each entry.
  9. Do not number entries.
  10. With web sites, two dates are usually given. The first is the date the entry was put on the web, and the second is the date you accessed that site.
  11. See sample Works Cited Page.

Works Cited Entries for websites & articles on websites.

Citing an Entire Web Site

It is necessary to list your date of access because web postings are often updated, and information available on one date may no longer be available later. If a URL is required or you chose to include one, be sure to include the complete address for the site. (Note: The following examples do not include a URL because MLA no longer requires a URL to be included.)

Remember to use n.p. if no publisher name is available and n.d. if no publishing date is given.

Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.

The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue

and Purdue U, 2008.  Web. 23 Apr. 2008.

A Page on a Web Site

For an individual page on a Web site, list the author or alias if known, followed by the information covered above for entire Web sites. Remember to use n.p. if no publisher name is available and n.d. if no publishing date is given.

“Bullying Definition.” Stop Bullying. U.S. Department of Health and Human

Services, 5 Oct. 2015. Web. 19 Oct. 2015.

“Bystanders…Become Upstanders!” Stomp Out Bullying. Love Our Children, USA,

2007. Web. 03 Nov. 2014.

“10 Ways to be an Upstander.” Bullybust. National School Climate Center (NSCC),

2009. Web. 19 Oct. 2015.