Use hanging indention for each entry. Begin each entry flush with the left margin; indent all subsequent lines one-half inch.
The Works Cited page is the list of sources used in the research paper. It should be its own page at the end of the paper.
Citations beginning with names and those beginning with titles are to be alphabetized together. Numbers in titles are treated as though they have been spelled out. For names, alphabetize based on the letters that come before the comma separating the last name from the first, and disregard any spaces or other punctuation in the last name. For titles, ignore articles such as “a” and “the” (and equivalents in other languages) for alphabetization purposes.
In Chicago style, the works-cited page should be double-spaced, with the same spacing within and between citations.
In general, a reference is made up of four elements: author, date, title and source. These elements provide the information required to identify and retrieve the works cited in the text.
In general, these consist of the last name of the author(s) followed by the publication date, and can be expressed as parenthetical or narrative citations. See the In-Text Citations page for further explanation and formatting information.
Here are some important considerations when citing NIMH information or publications to ensure that someone else can locate the material:
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Placement and Formatting the List of Works Cited
The list of works cited appears at the end of the paper, after any endnotes. Begin the list on a new page. The list contains the same running head as the main text. The page numbering in the running head continues uninterrupted throughout. For example, if the text of your research paper (including any endnotes) ends on page 10, the works-cited list begins on page 11. Center the title, Works Cited, an inch from the top of the page. (If the list contains only one entry, make the heading Work Cited.) Double-space between the title and the first entry. Begin each entry flush with the left margin; if an entry runs more than one line, indent the subsequent line or lines half an inch from the left margin. This format is sometimes called hanging indention, and you can set your writing program to create it automatically for a group of paragraphs. Hanging indention makes alphabetical lists easier to use. Double-space the entire list. Continue it on as many pages as necessary.