The Works Cited Page
The Works Cited Page is where you will list all of the
sources you consulted for your project. (Here is
a sample Works Cited Page.) These may include books, magazine or newspaper
articles, interviews, examination of documents, or online sources.
Three things to remember about gathering sources:
1. Evaluate sources.
2. Vary sources.
Evaluate validity and credibility of sources (include web sites). Does
each serve an individual purpose?
Is one data source more or less current than another?
Is a more outdated source the more reliable choice?
Is the author of the source biased politically or philosophically?
Click here to locate a web
evaluation form. Use it to evaluate the web sources you use.
Turn in a web evaluation form for each web source you cite
3. Cite Sources Precisely.
Choose a variety of sources in order to present a balanced viewpoint.
For example, if you were researching gun control laws from an anti-gun
standpoint, it would enhance your credibility as a researcher to read some
literature from the NRA (National Rifle Association) and cite them as a
source to demonstrate that you were willing to explore the other side of
The purpose of the Sources List is to provide your audience with a source
for further exploration. Therefore, it is extremely important to
cite sources properly. URLs should be cut and pasted for accuracy's
sake. If you are in doubt as to the author or publisher of a source,
ask for assistance from your teacher or the media specialist. Consult
automatic bibliography creator for a further explanation of citing sources.
Works Cited Page
The Works Cited page is your guide for anybody who is interested
in finding out more about your research subject. It is important
to provide as much information about each source you use so that interested
parties can visit those sites or check out those books or magazines, too.
Below is a sample Works Cited page showing citations from the web
and two print sources. Note: items are arranged in alphabetical
order by the first item in the citation (author's last name or title of
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and follow the links to NoodleBib, the automated bibliography composer.
You can create, edit, save and print entire bibliographies!
1. Anderson, Cal. Clint Eastwood - The World Wide Web Page.
Available URL: http://www.man-with-no-name.com/
2. Burgoyn, Steven. The Complete Clint Eastwood Home
Page. (1998.) Online.
3. "Clint Eastwood." Current Biography Yearbook.
New York: The H.W. Wilson Company.
4. Severson, Molly. "Clint Eastwood." Performing
Artists. New York: Macmillan Co. 1995.
Available URL: http://www.cadvision.com/eastwood/
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