The very last page of your research paper will be a Works Cited, a list of all resources (quotations, examples, statistics, etc.) used in your essay. NOT CITING YOUR SOURCES IS CONSIDERED PLAGIARISM AND WILL RESULT IN A ZERO FOR YOUR FINAL GRADE.
Follow the steps below to ensure formatting and content are correct:
- Gather all of your source URLs (as all of your sources are websites or reports published online) in one document. You can also open up each source in a new tab on your Internet browser.
- Go to EasyBib.com and make sure “website” is selected (top tab). Copy and paste your URL and hit “Cite It.”
- Your website will likely pop up as an option. Select the correct source and click “Cite This.”
- Click “Continue to the Final Step.”
- MAKE SURE ALL OF THE REQUIRED INFORMATION IS ENTERED! Most times, you will have to fill in additional information EasyBib didn’t pick up. Keep the source open in another tab so you can easily switch back and forth to gather all of the required information. If you’re not sure if your citation is complete, ask Ms. Antonacci or Mrs. Miyahara to check it for you.
- MLA changed its rules in 2016. Now all online sources MUST include a URL. Be sure the “Display URL” box is checked to include it.
- Repeat until you have all sources cited on EasyBib. Once you’re done, copy and paste your bibliography into the last page of your paper. EasyBib should automatically alphabetize all sources for you.
From Purdue OWL:
- Begin your Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your research paper. It should have the same one-inch margins and last name, page number header as the rest of your paper.
- Label the page Works Cited (do not italicize or bold the words “Works Cited” or put them in quotation marks) and center the words Works Cited at the top of the page.
- Double space all citations, but do not skip spaces between entries.
- Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.
- All words in an article title should be capitalized, with the exception of articles (a/an, the) and prepositions (in, on, etc.) UNLESS the title starts with one of these words. Be sure to capitalize all verbs, nouns, adjectives, and adverbs.
- Example: “Should School Uniforms be Mandated in Public Schools?”
- Example: “Guy Tries to Buy Toy Poodles, Gets Fluffy, Steroid-Pumped Giant Ferrets Instead”
- Author first and last names should be capitalized.
- If there is more than one author, click “Add contributor” and include their name(s) as well.