Guide to Creating a Works Cited


Remember in your works cited, works should be arranged in alphabetical order by the first piece of information (author's last name, for example).



Each section has the information needed to cite that type of source and an example of a citation.

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Print Resources

Book by a Single Author
Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year. Medium of Publication.
Lowry, Lois. The Giver. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1993. Print.

Web Resources

Page on a Web Site
Creator Last Name, First Name. "Name of Page within Larger Site." Name of Web Site. Sponsor of the Site, Date last
  • updated. Medium of Publication. Date of Access. <URL>.
Mussulman, Joseph. "Gate of Gold." Discovering Lewis and Clark. Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation,

Entire Web Site
Creator Last Name, First Name. Name of Web Site. Sponsor of the Site, Date last updated. Medium of Publication. Date of Access. <URL>.
Mussulman, Joseph. Discovering Lewis and Clark. Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, Sept. 2006. Web. 2 Sept. 2009.

Work from a Database
Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Name of Periodical Volume.issue (date): Pages. Name of Database. Medium
  • of Publication. Date of Access. <URL>.
Svboda, Elizabeth. "The DNA Dilemma." Popular Science 275.2 (2009): 23-25. Middle Search Plus. Web. 2 Sept. 2009.

Online Magazine or Newspaper Article
Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Name of Magazine or Newspaper. Sponsor of the Site, Date of Publication.
  • Medium of Publication. Date of Access. <URL>.
Ruzich, Joseph. "Aurora Lays Off 63 Workers." Chicago Tribune. Chicago Tribune, 3 Sept. 2009. Web. 4 Sept. 2009.

Online Encyclopedia
Author Last Name, First Name (if listed). "Title of Article." Name of the Encyclopedia. Edition or version, if available.
  • Sponsor of the Site, Date of Publication. Medium of Publication. Date of Access. <URL>.
Stern, Alan S. "Pluto." MSN Encarta Online Encyclopedia. Microsoft Corporation, 2009. Web. 10 Sept. 2009

Wiki
"Title of Article." Name of the Wiki. Sponsor of the Site, Date of Publication. Medium of Publication. Date of Access. <URL>.
"Plagiarism." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 10 Sept. 2009. Web. 10 Sept. 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagiarism>.

Online Image or Artwork
Creator Last Name, First Name. Name of the Image (or description of image). Name of Website. Date Created. Web. Date of Access. <URL>.
Matthew. Manhattan at Sunset. Picasa Web Albums. 19 Sept. 2007. Web. 10 Sept. 2009 <http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/DP8OCbILx-39gNNJ5-V29A>.

Citation Generators

A citation generator will build a works cited entry for you, but remember the information that is generated is only as good as what you enter into the system.

In Text Citation