what is a works cited page
Center the title, “Works Cited” (without quotation marks), at the top of the page. If only one source was consulted, title the page “Work Cited”.
Arrange entries in alphabetical order by the first term in each entry (the first author’s last name or the title of the work when there is no author).
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.
Chang, Kang-i Sun. The Evolution of Chinese tz’u Poetry. Princeton:
For a book list the last name of the author followed by the last name, the title of the book in italics or underlined, the place of publication followed by a colon, the publishing company and finally the year of publication, like in the example that follows:
A bibliography, on the other hand, is a formatted list of all sources that you consulted (but didn’t necessarily cite) for a research assignment. An annotated bibliography adds a summary (annotation) for each source.
For information on annotated bibliographies including a template check out What is an annotated bibliography from our Library Research for Students guide.