Works Cited Page

Last Updated April 24, 2015

The works cited page, bibliography or reference page is used to cite sources for articles, research papers, or other types of documents. It lists the sources by the author's last name and includes the title of the sources, the web site, publisher and the date of publication. Before using a source in your writing, be sure to follow the guidelines below.


Examine the Source
Before using a website as a source for information, be sure to examine the content for accuracy. The two links below give some helpful tips for evaluating the site.

Evaluating Information

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask

Evaluating a Web Site


Styles of Writing
There are several styles to use when writing research papers or citing sources for projects.

APA - American Psychological Association

CMS - The Chicago Manual of Style


MLA - Modern Language Association


Turabian - A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations


Citing Sources
All information, pictures, graphics and other visuals that are used for a project must be referenced on the Works Cited page, Reference page or Bibliography page. Use the following links to help you cite your sources:

Son of Citation Machine

KnightCite Citation


Sample Works Cited Page, Bibliography and References Page
Work cited pages are located at the end of the research paper. Sources are listed alphabetically by the author's last name and the first line of each entry is at the left margin and extra lines are indented.