Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Works Cited List


It a good idea to begin a working works cited list when you start searching for sources. Keep a detailed running record for each item you consult, even if you don’t check every book out of the library or make a hard copy of each article, you might discover later that you would like to look at an item again.

Hacker’s Handbook OWL’s MLA Format Son of Citation Machine OWL’s APA Format
Books:

  • Author’s full name (last name first)
  • Full title (include subtitles)
  • Edition (if the book is not a 1st edition)
  • Volume number (and total number of volumes in set)
  • City of publication
  • Publisher’s name
  • Year of publication
  • Call number (or other access point)
Newspaper or magazine articles:

  • Title of article
  • Title of periodical
  • Volume and issue numbers
  • Date of publication
  • Inclusive page numbers of article (ex: 32-43)
  • Call number (or other access point)
  • Include any information that you will need to find the item again
Scholarly journal articles:

  • Author’s full name (last name first)
  • Title of article
  • Title of journal
  • Volume and issue numbers
  • Date of publication
  • Inclusive page numbers of article (ex: 23-34)
  • Call number (or other access point)
Internet sources:

  • Author’s full name (last name first)
  • Title of document (Web page)
  • Title of site (project name, database, periodical, or personal or professional site)
  • Name of editor of site, project, database, etc.)
  • Date of publication (or last update)
  • Name of sponsoring institution or organization associated with the site
  • Date you accessed the site
  • Network address or URL
  • In your notes, include any information you would need to relocate this item
Widely used reference books – hardcopy:

  • Author(s)
  • Title of Article
  • Title of Book
  • Date of Publication
  • Print
Specialized reference books from a database:

  • Author(s)
  • Title of Article
  • Title of Book
  • Editor
  • Volume
  • Place of Publication
  • Publisher
  • Date of Publication
  • Database
  • Web
  • Date of Access