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Library Hack – Hanging Indents for Works Cited/Bibliographies

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Are you writing a research paper and have gotten stuck formatting the Works Cited/Bibliography?  Whether you are using MLA, APA, or Chicago, each style requires that the lines for each citation after the first line be indented – these are called “hanging indents.”  Rather than trying to manually manipulate the citations using tabs, spaces, etc., there is an easier and better way to create these hanging indents.

SOURCE: APA References Sample: Purdue OWL

SOURCE: MLA Works Cited Sample: Purdue OWL

Here are some simple instructions for creating hanging indents in both Windows 2010 (PC) and Windows 2011 (Mac).


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