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General Principles of Works Cited Lists
- The entries in works cited lists must be alphabetized by the first word in each entry. Usually that is the author's last name
- Double space within entries and do not skp additional lines between entries (for reasons of space and presentation, entires in this guide are all single-spaced).
- The first line of each entry should be at the left-hand margin. Indent each subsequent line by five to seven spaces (use the hanging indent feature on your word processor)
- Italicize titles of books and periodicals (magazines, newspapers, academic journals). The first letter of each word in titles is capitalized.
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