Answered By: Reference Staff
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2017     Views: 30

 Works Cited is sometimes referred to as References. The terms mean the same thing. Each is an alphabetical list of works cited, or works to which you have made reference.

Works Cited is mostly used when citing sources in MLA ( Modern Language Association) style. The title References is used when citing sources using APA (American Psychological Association) style.

Works Cited and Bibliography are not the same. In Works Cited you only list items you have actually referred to and cited in your paper. A Bibliography lists ALL the material you consulted while preparing your essay or paper, whether or not you have actually referred to or cited the work.  (Adapted from Dominican University of California Library)

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