This is a list of all the sources you have used to research your paper.
The list of works cited appears on a separate page at the end of the essay. It is titled (centred, no quotation marks, no underline):
The list is arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name, or, if there is no author, by the first word in the title. When arranging the list ignore, but do not omit, “The”, “An” or “A” at the beginning of the title.
After the first line each entry is indented ½ inch or 5 spaces from the left margin. This is called a hanging indent.
Each entry presents information in a specific order: the author’s name, the title, the publication information.
Double-space the entire list, both between and within entries.
If a book does not give the publisher or the date of publication, then give what information you might know in square brackets [ ].
Each citation in a works cited list ends with a period.
Citations must appear both in the text of your paper (in-text citations) and in the works cited list at the end of your paper.
With a few exceptions, the punctuation for citations in the works cited list is restricted to commas and periods and follows a format. Periods are used after the author, after the title of the source, and at the end of the information for each container. Commas are used in the author's name and between elements within each container.
1. Core Elements
The 8th edition offers a much more simplified approach as one citation format can be used for all source types. Previous editions focused to the treatment of different types of sources. The 8th edition identifies and focuses on the nine core elements common to most sources -
It is very flexible and offers guidelines on how to reference each of them.
Books and Other Printed Works