Creating a Works Cited or References page

Putting several full citation entries together to make a bibliography is called a Works Cited page in MLA or a References page in APA.

  • The page should have 1 inch margins at the top, bottom, left, and right.
  • All text on the page should be double-spaced.
  • Center Works Cited or References at the top of the page.
  • The entries will appear in alphabetical order by the author's last name, or, if there is no author, by the title of the work.
  • If the full citation requires more than one line of text, the second line (and any following lines) will be indented. This is called a hanging indent. The paragraph settings in Microsoft Word can be used to create a hanging indent or use the tab key.

APA sample References page - PDF

MLA sample Works Cited page - PDF

Create a sample citation for the following (hint: go back to page 5 to see an example):

Minstries aim to close Jerusalem's Old City to traffic.

Jerusalem Post, The (Israel) - Tuesday, April 29, 2008.


The Tourism and Transportation ministries are working toward closing Jerusalem's Old City to transportation, both private and public.

(The rest of the article would appear next, but instead we will skip to the bottom.)

Edition: Daily.

Section: News.

Page: 05.

Record Number: 120677CF1956B990.

Copyright, 2008, The Jerusalem Post, All Rights Reserved.

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Create a sample Works Cited or References page with two entries, the web page citation you previously created and the citation you just created for the sample article above. Use i for italics, + for indenting, and C for centering.



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