RESEARCH WRITING PROCESS

WORKS CITED

Check off list

Works Cited Page Checklist

Check for each of the following when completing your Works Cited page:

_____ Are the words Works Cited at the top of a new page? Are the words centered, and not in

          bold or underlined?

_____ Are my sources in alphabetical order?

_____ Do my sources begin with author’s Last, First Name? If no author, does it begin with

          “article”/book title in quotation marks (article) or italicized (book)?

_____ Is my Works Cited page equally double spaced?

_____ Is my last name and page number at the top of the page?

_____ Do each of my sources have a hanging indent?

***ARE ONLY THE SOURCES USED IN MY PAPER CITED ON THE WORKS CITED PAGE?***

**This is a biggie: Make sure that sources you’ve printed and decided NOT to use are not on your Works Cited page. Therefore, if you used seven sources, I should only see those seven sources on your works cited page.

** Likewise, please make sure that whatever word you use to cite in parenthesis corresponds to the word on your Works Cited page.

For example: *A citation that begins with Smith, Beverly should have a parenthetical citation as (Smith) or (Smith 263).

*Similarly, if your work has no author and your citation begins with “Overpopulation in Prisons is a Serious Problem”, that article should have a parenthetical citation as (“Overpopulation”) or (“Overpopulation” 195).

_____ Is each of my sources in correct MLA format? Check with MLA guide!!!

_____ Are there at least five sources used?

_____ Do my sources come from at least two different reference types (books, articles, journals, newspapers, etc)?