ENG 1101 English Composition I, section OL 0110

When you were working on essay 2, I only asked for two quotes to give you a little practice with research.

However, a major part of a full research paper is to include–on the last page–a Works Cited, which is a list of your sources.  A Works Cited does not use sentences, it is in alphabetical order (based on writers’ last names), and it has unique margins.  It is a technical piece of writing.  It is not creative.


Among your Files (in the Files folder) there is a little info and a sample dated Nov. 3 and Nov 4 about Works Cited. In Liberal Arts classes,like English, we use the MLA format (Modern Language Association) for uniformity.

To Do:      to practice writing a Works Cited

On a separate document, convert the information in each of the following references

into the correct form for a list of “Works Cited.”  Use the appropriate model as a guide in the other document.

  1. An article by Alex Yannis titled “In New League, Women Get Payoff and Payday” on page D5 of the April 13, 2001 issue of the New York Times.
  2. An article by Nancy Franklin titled “Nonsense and Sensibility” on pages 96-97 of the March 6, 2000 issue of The New Yorker.
  3. A book by Francis McInerney and Sean White called Futurewealth: Investing the in the Second Great Wave of Technology and published in New York by St. Martin’s in 2000.
  4. A book by Ellen N. Junn and Chris Boyatzis titled Child Growth and Development and published in a seventh edition by McGraw-Hill in New York in 2000.
  5. An article by Melinda Liu and Leila Aboud titled “Generation Superpower” dated April 11, 2001 and found on Aprill 12, 2001 at <http://www.msnbc.com/ news/557986.asp> in the online version of Newsweek. Note:  the URL is no longer required by the MLA.
  6. The movie, The Godfather from 1972 released by Paramount Pictures, starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

(for number 6, you may substitute the film you are doing for your research paper)

In your actual research paper, all the sources will be about your topic.  This one is just for practice.  We are pretending that you used the above as sources you quoted in an imaginary research paper.

Use something that generates the correct MLA format, like easybib.com or zoterobib.

Easybib or zoterobib does much of the work and then YOU MUST EXPORT THE RESULTS TO MSWORD, not copy and paste it.

The items are alphabetized, NOT numbered, and there are special “hanging indents” required.  The above Works Cited generators will do that all for you. 

The reason for the hanging indents is so that the names of the writers standout–since there is nothing directly underneath on the next line in each entry.  When you quote someone and have his or her name in the tag or the reference, that last name corresponds to a name in your Works Cited.

Please save and email me the results.