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References page is an alphabetical list of all the sources you used for your paper.
Here are some basic rules to follow when creating your References page:
The References page should be placed
at the end of your paper on a new page. The
page number should be in the top right corner in the header. Center the heading
References a few spaces down from the top of the page. Two blank lines should be after the heading, and before the first entry on the list.
Use one blank line between each entry.
Each entry should be
single spaced and the second line of each entry should be a hanging indent. To get this in MS Word:
Select all text, and then right-click it.
From the pop-up menu, select Paragraph.
To double-space the text, under Spacing, Line Spacing, select Single.
To add a hanging indent, under Indentation, Special, select Hanging. This indents the lower lines of each entry 0.5” from the left.
Alphabetize each entry by author’s last name, or if the author’s name is not given, by the title of the work. When you are citing
multiple works by an author, you can include a long dash as a substitute for the author's name.
ates, Henry Louis, Jr. 1988. The Signifying
Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism. New York: Oxford University Press.
-----. 2004. American Behind the Color Line:
Dialogues with African Americans. New York: Warner Books.
Example Reference List
Centers for Disease Control. 2012. "Overweight and
Davis, Brennan. 2009. "Proximity of Fast-Food
Restaurants to S chools and Adolescent Obesity." American Journal of Public Health 99, no. 3: 505. Accessed August 29, 2011. d oi:10.2105/AJPH.2008.137638.
Levine, Susan. 2008. School Lunch Politics: the
Surprising History of America's Favorite Welfare Program. Princeton: Princeton University Press.