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FORMATTING YOUR PAPER: FORMATTING YOUR REFERENCES PAGE

INTRODUCTION

Whether you use index cards or an electronic log to keep track of your resources, you must always have a references page at the end of your paper.

This LibGuide will provide information that ties together the results of your research process and your final research paper. In this page, you will learn to format a references page using videos and a checklist. There is also a sample references page for you to look at. Feel free to compare it to the checklist.

FORMATTING GUIDELINES

Header (Previously Formatted for the Main Body)

  • Short title in all caps
  • Page number to the right
  • New Page separate from Main Body

Title

  • Title is centered
  • References – is the title, only the first letter is capitalized

Citations

  • All Double-spaced
  • Each has a hanging indent
  • Organized in alphabetical order

Document

  • 12-point font

THE HANGING INDENT

HANGING INDENT

FORMATTING BASICS BY OWL PURDUE

SAMPLE REFERENCES PAGE