how to indent for workcited
Citations should be listed alphabetically by the first word of the citation. Alphabetical arrangement of author names is done letter by letter. For example:
De Sica, Vittorio
Label the page References centered at the top. Any APA in-text citations that were included in your paper should have full references/citations listed here. For additional help, see our guide on APA citation.
Double space the entire list. Every line after the first line of a citation should be indented one-half inch from the left margin (also known as hanging indentations). Alphabetize your entire bibliography list.
Now, you can of course just press Tab for every entry, but that’s laborious and MS Word will likely screw up your spacing if you go that route. There’s a much quicker way to achieve hanging indentation …
Adding hanging indentation in MS Word is super easy. Just highlight your text and press Ctrl + T. That’s it!
On Google Docs:
- Your Works Cited page should be on a separate page at the end of your research paper.
- It should have the same 1″ margins and last name, page number header as the rest of your paper.
- Label the page, Works Cited, and center it at the top of the page (do not italicize the words Works Cited or put them in quotation marks).
- Double space all citations, do not skip spaces between entries.
- Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.
Eisenstein, Elizabeth. The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979.
The correct citation form in your bibliography is called a hanging indent. It looks like this:
Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch from the left margin.
MLA recommends using 12-point Times New Roman font or another readable typeface (e.g. serif).
In 2016, MLA published the 8th Edition handbook, which is significantly different from the 7th Edition that had previously been used. When using a citation guide or automatic citation generator like EasyBib, make sure you have selected the correct MLA edition.
MLA style is commonly used in Composition classes, Literature, and other Humanities courses.
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