1) The works cited or list of references should list every source alphabetically by author; do not divide your sources into categories.
2) Like everything else in your essay, it must be double-spaced.
3) Every entry must have a hanging indent of a half-inch; you can make a hanging indent by using your format menu — go to “Paragraph” and then look under “Special” on the right. Do not under any circumstances use the Tab button to make a hanging indent. Doing so will cause endless format problems, to the point where you will want to hurl your computer out a window because of the random white space showing up everywhere.
4) Keep in mind that parenthetical citations and works cited or list of references entries work together. The parenthetical citation tells us where to find a specific quotation, while the works cited entry tells us where to find the source. That means that a works cited or list of references entry should not include the specific page number on whichi we can find a particular passage. However, if the source is an essay from a book or journal, the entry must provide the page range of the entire essay.
5) For articles you acquire through databases, note that APA says URLs are not required. MLA says to provide a DOI, but if a DOI is unavailable, you must provide a URL — but please make this a reasonably short URL that directs us to the site, not one that goes on for three lines.