Works cited pages would appear at the end of a research paper. Works cited means the same as references but differs from a bibliography. A works cited page is a list of works that you referenced in the body of your paper, whereas a bibliography is a list of all sources you used in your research.
The formats shown below for works cited pages reflect the MLA (Modern Language Association) style. This style is widely used by schools and colleges, especially in the Humanities departments. The formats shown for reference pages are from the APA (American Psychological Association) which is used for papers within the social sciences.
"Blueprint Lays Out Clear Path for Climate Action." Environmental Defense Fund. Environmental Defense Fund, 8 May 2007. Web. 24 May 2009.
Clinton, Bill. Interview by Andrew C. Revkin. "Clinton on Climate Change." New York Times. New York Times, May 2007. Web. 25 May 2009.
Dean, Cornelia. "Executive on a Mission: Saving the Planet." New York Times. New York Times, 22 May 2007. Web. 25 May 2009.
Ebert, Roger. "An Inconvenient Truth." Rev. of An Inconvenient Truth, dir. Davis Guggenheim. Rogerebert.com. Sun-Times News Group, 2 June 2006. Web. 24 May 2009.
Begley, S. (1998, January 19). Aping language. Newsweek 131, 56-58.
Booth, W. (1990, October 29). Monkeying with language: Is chimp using
words or merely aping handlers? The Washington Post, p. A3.
Eckholm, E. (1985, June 25). Kanzi the chimp: A life in science. The New York
Times, pp. C1, C3.
Fouts, R. (1997). Next of kin: What chimpanzees taught me about who we
are. New York: William Morrow.
In the examples of works cited pages, the header should be centered. It should start on a new page, be six spaces from the top, and be numbered consecutively. In other words, if your paper is eight pages long, the Works Cited page will be number nine.
The heading needs to have a double space below it. Entries are in alphabetical order, are not numbered, and are flush with the left margin. The second line and subsequent lines need to be indented five spaces and all lines are doubled spaced.
The examples of works cited pages should help you see how to format your page. Here are some rules for the format of the entries:
Following are examples to further explain sources that are not covered by the previous rules. The examples are not double spaced as they would be in your paper.
Two authors: Caper, Charles and Lawrence T. Teamos (1986). How to Camp.
Three or more authors: Ellis, Doris et.al. (1989) History of Japan. New York:
Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Twice-Told Tales. Ed. George Parsons Lathrop.
Boston: Houghton, 1883. 1 Mar. 2002.
Introduction, Preface, Foreword, or Afterword: Doctorow, E.L. Introduction.
Sister Carrie. By Theodore Dreiser. New York: Bantam, 1985. v-xi.
One volume of multivolume work: Stowe, Harriet Beecher. "Sojourner Truth,
the Libyan Sibyl." 1863. The Heath Anthology of American Literature.
Ed. Paul Lauter et al. Vol. 1. Lexington, Heath, 1994. 2425-33.
Computer Software: Maps 'n' Facts. Computer Software. Broderbund
Poem online: Frost, James. "Strawberries in a Field." Literature Resource
Center. Alabama Virtual Library. 15 March 2004.
Encyclopedia on the Internet: "Egypt." Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Vers. 97.1.1. Mar. 1997. Encyclopedia Britannica. 29 Feb. 2000.
George Lucas (Director). (1980) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher
(Performers). The Empire Strikes Back (Motion Picture). United States:
Twentieth Century Fox.
Unknown (Director). (1990) Civil War Diary. (Videotape). United States: New
Gale Literary Criticism Online (Signed): McCarron, Bill. "Images of War and
Peace: Parallelism and Antithesis in the Beginning and Ending of Cold
Mountain." The Mississippi Quarterly. 52.2 (1999): 273. Galegroup.com.
Alabama Virtual Library. 25 February 2003.