Works Cited

Last Name 1
Header Font: Change to
match the body of your paper
Student Name
Ms. Walker
(teacher’s name)
English II Pre-AP
Day Month Year
(yes, it’s a weird order)
Be sure to type the space!
Centered Title
Indent (Tab 1x) and begin introduction. Type and revise as you go, following your handwritten paper. All font is the same size throughout: Times New Roman, double space and
Remove space after paragraph.
Indent before beginning each new paragraph. All lines should be double spaced, so there
is no need to hit Enter more than once when changing paragraphs. That would quadruple the
Document setup
 Line spacing – double
 Margins – 1” all around
o Page Layout
o Margins
o Normal
Header instructions:
o Insert
o Page Number
o Top of Page
o Plain Number 3
o Type Lastname (don’t delete the number)
o Change font to match the body of your paper
Font: Times New Roman (or
similar) – size 12
Spacing: double
Citations: end of the sentence
Periods: after citation
Works Cited Page:
New Page
Cite sources in MLA format
Last Name 2
Works Cited
Mansfield, Katherine. "The Doll's House". Elements of Literature, Sixth Course. ed 2001.
Kathleen Daniel. New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 2001.
Shakespeare, William. "The Tragedy of Macbeth." Literature Texas Treasures British Literature.
Columbus: Glenco/McGraw Hill, 2011. 307-94. Print.
Works Cited tips:
double-space throughout
entries are in alphabetical order by the first word, regardless of whether it is author’s
name, title, etc.
first line is at the margin, subsequent lines are indented. this is a tricky and frustrating
process. Here is my advice:
o type or paste in the entry FIRST, format AFTER
o type or paste each entry into the document, only pressing enter at the end of each
o highlight the entry or entries
o on the top ruler, move the triangle pointing up to the ½ mark (ruler is found in the
VIEW tab)
Last Name 3
Parenthetical Citations - Credit Your Sources
You need to give credit to any writer from whose work you have gathered specific information.
What to cite*:
1. Cite all facts, statistics, and pieces of information. However, citation is not necessary for facts regarded as
common knowledge, such as the dates of the Civil War; facts available in many sources, such as authors’
birth and death dates and chronological events; or allusions to folktales that have been handed down
through the ages. When you are in doubt about whether a fact is common knowledge, cite your source.
2. Cite exact words from your source, enclosed in quotation marks.
3. Cite somebody else’s ideas and opinions, even if you restate them in your own words in a summary or
4. Cite each sentence in a long paraphrase (if it is not clear that all the sentences paraphrase the same original
Instances when you do NOT need to give credit:
 common knowledge - information the average person should know “The television is a more recent
invention than radio.”
 familiar proverbs – “A fool and his money are soon parted.”
 well-known quotations – “Ask not what your country can do for you . . .”
Use parenthetical citations. The following sentence includes a parenthetical citation.
The first radio station, KDKA in Pittsburgh, did not go on the air until 1920 (Stark 120).
Guidelines for giving Credit Within a Paper
Give only enough information to aid the reader in finding the full citation on the Works Cited page.
Source Type
Source with one
Author’s last name followed by page number(s).
(Stark 120)
Sources by authors
with the same last
Source with more
than one author.
First and last names of each author followed by the
page number(s).
(Jackson Smith 38), (Leslie Smith
All authors’ last names followed by page
(Burton and Owen 3)
Source with no
author given.
Title or a shortened form of it and the page
(“Radio Daze” 152)
One-page source,
unpaginated source,
CD-ROM or online
source, or article
from an
encyclopedia or
other work
More than one
source by the same
Author’s name given
in text of paper.
Author’s name only. If no author’s name is given,
title only.
Author’s last name and the title or a shortened form
of it followed by the page number(s).
(Allen, “Only Yesterday” 7) (Allen
“Since Yesterday” 19)
Page number only