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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.
1
References tab
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
(Figure 2–54).
Bibliography button
Citations &
Bibliography
group
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
command instead.
Bibliography
gallery
Insert
Bibliography
command
title centered
and typed
insertion point
Figure 2– 54
2
Bibliography in the
Bibliography gallery
to insert a list of
sources at the location
of the insertion point.
Click Insert
Hanging Indent marker
If necessary, scroll
to display the entire
list of sources in the
document window
(Figure 2–55).
alphabetical
list of sources
automatically
generated by
Word
second line in
paragraphs
indented
one-half inch
from left
margin
What is the n.d.
in the last work?
The MLA
documentation style
uses the abbreviation
n.d. for no date, for example, no date on the Web page.
stands for no date
Figure 2– 55
 
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