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Writing Tools & References

Hanging Indentation

Note: the following examples are in APA 7.

Using Word:

1) Ctrl+T - Place your cursor at the beginning of the second line of your citation.

Image depicting the text of a book citation. An arrow points to the space before the first word on the second line.

2) Press the control & the T keys at the same time (command + T on some operating systems).

Image depicts the text of a book citation. The second line is indented 5 spaces to the right of the first.


Using Google Docs:

1) Highlight your citations.

Image of highlighted book-citation text.

2) Select Format from the top tool bar. Select Align & Indent, then Indentation Options from the emergent menus.

Image showing successive menus.

3) In the resulting pop-up menu, select Special Indent, then Hanging, then click Apply.

Image depicts menu labeled "indentation options" with purple boxes around the selected items.

The resulting citation should look like this:

Image of book citation in hanging indentation.

Annotated Bibliography Resources

Quick Links

RefWorks Lite - Citation Management

RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool.

  • Save search results and upload documents
  • Generate citations and bibliographies
  • Organize research documents

Register to use RefWorks Lite

  1. Follow this link to RefWorks's website.
  2. Click the "No Account? Sign up here" button.
  3. Follow the instructions.
  4. Use your email address to sign up for this product.



A free app that helps you collect, organize, and analyze research and share it in a variety of ways. When it senses you are viewing a book, article, or other object on the web, it can automatically extract and save complete bibliographic references.

  • Store author, title, and publication info
  • Export that information as formatted references
  • organize, tag, and search your citations in advanced ways
  • Interacts seamlessly with online resources
  • Runs both as a web service and offline on your personal devices

Citation Builders

APA Style Resources

MLA Style Resources

Turabian Style Resources

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