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Creating an Alphabetical Works Cited Page
To Create the Bibliographical List
While typing the research paper, you created several citations and their sources. Word can format the list
of sources and alphabetize them in a bibliographical list , saving you time looking up style guidelines. That is,
Word will create a bibliographical list with each element of the source placed in its correct position with proper
punctuation, according to the specii ed style. For example, in this research paper, the book source will list, in this
order, the author name(s), book title, publisher city, publishing company name, and publication year with the correct
punctuation between each element according to the MLA documentation style. The following steps create an
MLA-styled bibliographical list from the sources previously entered.
• display the References tab.
Click References on the Ribbon to
With the insertion point positioned
as shown in Figure 2–54, click the
Bibliography button (References tab
| Citations & Bibliography group)
to display the Bibliography gallery
Will I select the Works Cited option
from the Bibliography gallery?
No. The title it inserts is not
formatted according to the MLA
documentation style. Thus, you
will use the Insert Bibliography
Figure 2– 54
• Bibliography in the
to insert a list of
sources at the location
of the insertion point.
Hanging Indent marker
If necessary, scroll
to display the entire
list of sources in the
list of sources
second line in
What is the n.d.
in the last work?
uses the abbreviation
n.d. for no date, for example, no date on the Web page.
stands for no date
Figure 2– 55